WIAA announces state football championship sites

Staff Writer

The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association Executive Board voted on Monday to move the Class 1A football championship game at Harry E. Lang Stadium in Lakewood.
The site will also host the Class 2B championship game on Dec. 7.
The new championship game site was needed after the WIAA cancelled its contract with the Tacoma Dome.
The Class 1B and 4A championship games will be played at Mount Tahoma Stadium in Tacoma. The Class 2A and 3A championship games will be held at Sparks Stadium in Puyallup. All those championship games will be held on Dec. 7.
The three stadiums are located within 13 miles of one another which will allow fans the possibility to see multiple games during the day. A ticket purchased at any location will provide valid entry for all three sites.
“The mission of the WIAA staff and executive board was to find three locations that were close in proximity to each other and could handle the needs of a WIAA state championship,” said WIAA Executive Director Mick Hoffman. “We are grateful for each of the site managers who made these great stadiums available as we believe they will provide a terrific atmosphere for the biggest games of the year.”
The board also noted that if two schools from similar geographic areas in Central or Eastern Washington advance to a championship game, they may have the option to play the game locally at a mutually agreed upon site pending WIAA approval. If agreement from the three parties cannot be reached, the game will be played as originally scheduled.

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