VHSL High School Football Returns to Campus of Old Dominion University

Old Dominion University’s S.B. Ballard Stadium will play host to the 2021 and 2022 Virginia High School League (VHSL) Class 5 and Class 6 State Football Championships.

Championship games are slated to take place on Saturday, December 11, 2021 and Saturday, December 10, 2022.

“We are excited to bring high school football back to the campus of Old Dominion University,” said Mike Fryling, District General Manager for Spectra Venue Management. “By partnering with Old Dominion University, Visit Norfolk and Chesapeake Public Schools we are going to create the ultimate gameday experience for VHSL. We look forward to working with VHSL as we prepare to bring the top coaches and athletes from around the state to Old Dominion University.”

S.B. Ballard stadium last hosted high school football games in the 1980’s, known then as Foreman Field. The 1966 Thanksgiving Day showdown between Maury High School and Granby High School still holds the record for the largest football crowd in stadium history, estimated at 26,500.

Information on tickets, hotels, parking, and game schedule will be released later in the fall. Please visit VHSL.org or ChartwayArena.com for additional information.