The Gulf Coast Challenge is making its way back to Mobile this fall!
Despite some controversies surrounding the Ladd Peebles Stadium right now, officials assure us that the field will open in mid-August.
It’ll be just in time for the big event!
HBCU football teams have been coming to Port City for dynamic matchups and drawing fans from all over for six years.
And this year, it’s the Alabama A&M Bulldogs facing off against the Jackson State Tigers.
The Executive Director of the Mobile Sports Association, Danny Corte, wants everyone to mark their calendars.
The head football coach of Jackson State University, TC Taylor, says that despite the changes in their roster, they are working hard and ready to go.
Alabama A&M’s head coach, Connell Maynor, says there’s no way they’re falling behind!
The thrilling match is set for Saturday, October 7th.
Tim Hale Jr., the Executive Director for GCC, promises to fill the city with excitement from Wednesday through Sunday.
There will be a college career fair, free concerts at Mardi Gras Park, business networking events, a second-line parade, and a gospel explosion concert featuring Marvin Sapp.
Plus, all this is going to be free for the community to enjoy.
City Councilman William Carrol, a proud HBCU alum, is looking forward to watching the head-to-head matchup.
He believes the game brings the community together and provides educational value for local kids.
Yes, there were concerns about the field conditions at Ladd.
However, James Barber, the mayor’s Chief of Staff, has confirmed that the Mobile City Council has passed a contract to proceed with field repair.
So, it looks like we locals and lots of visitors can enjoy the Gulf Coast Challenge in Mobile this fall, after all.
This isn’t just any old football game — it’s a celebration that showcases our city’s vibrancy.
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