On Tuesday, 12 high school football teams punched their tickets to Gillette Stadium to participate in one of six Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) Super Bowls held in Foxborough Saturday.
This weekend will mark the sixth consecutive "Super Saturday" championship event held at Gillette Stadium, giving 12 teams the opportunity to compete for their division’s Super Bowl title on New England’s most famous football field. Three Eastern Mass. divisions, one Central Mass. division and one Western Mass. division will crown their champions at Gillette Stadium. They will be joined by thousands of cheering fans, cheerleaders, school bands and special guests.
On Wednesday, Gillette Stadium announced this year's MIAA Super Bowl schedule:
NOTE: Game times are approximate, starting 15 minutes after conclusion of the previous game
DIVISION Matchup TIME
Eastern Mass Div. IVA Boston Cathedral vs. Madison Park 9:00 a.m.
Central Mass Div. II Nashoba vs. Shepherd Hill 11 a.m.
Eastern Mass Div. IA Everett vs. Barnstable 1:30 p.m.
Eastern Mass Div. IIA Beverly vs. Natick 3:30 p.m.
Western Mass Div. II South Hadley vs. Wahconah 6:00 p.m.
Eastern Mass Div. IIIA Lynnfield vs. Bishop Feehan 8:00 p.m.
The Kraft family has donated use of Gillette Stadium for the Super Bowls for the last six years and will offer participants and their fans an NFL-caliber game presentation, with music and replays on the stadium’s high-definition video boards. Kraft Sports Productions will produce a live television broadcast of all six games.
Admission to the Gillette Stadium/MIAA Tournament experience is $15 for adults and $12 for students. The fee includes parking and admission to all six games.
Gillette Stadium spokesman Jeff Cournoyer says being part of a memorable day for 12 high school football communities is a special moment for everyone involved.
“This is one of our favorite events and the Kraft family is happy to donate the use of the stadium for it," Cournoyer said. "We really try to make it a special day for the student athletes, their families and the communities they represent, who are the beneficiaries. We’re glad that the town recognizes that and continues to be supportive of holding the event in Foxborough.”
Tickets and Gate Information: The Gillette Stadium/MIAA Tournament experience admission is $15 for adults and $12 for students. Tickets will be available at the Gillette Stadium Ticket Office, located outside the Patriot Place Gate, beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1. All fans will enter the stadium via the NRG Gate, located near The Hall at Patriot Place and CBS Scene.
Parking: Parking is included as part of the Gillette Stadium/MIAA Tournament experience. Fans arriving via Route 495 and Route 1 North should enter the stadium parking lots via the P7 or P8 entrances. Fans arriving via Route 95 and Route 1 South should enter the stadium parking lots via the P1 entrance. No tailgating will be allowed in the parking lots. Fan buses are encouraged to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to each game’s approximate start time.
Concessions and Dining: Concessions will be available throughout the day at Gillette Stadium. In addition, Patriot Place features 17 casual to high-end restaurants for pregame meals or postgame celebrations. Visit www.patriot-place.com for restaurant info.
Blood Drive at Gillette Stadium: Super Bowl attendees can also participate in the Bob’s Discount Furniture Blood Drive in Gillette Stadium’s Putnam Club West. Fans who give blood during Super Saturday get credit for their school towards the Bob's Discount Furniture $100,000 High School Heroes Scholarship Program. The event will also feature furniture and ticket giveaways, family fun and more.
The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon: The award-winning Hall at Patriot Place will offer $3 off adult admission on Saturday with a ticket to the High School Super Bowls (regular admission to The Hall is $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and active military, $5 for children 5-12 and children 4 and younger are free). The Hall’s New England Football exhibit displays jerseys from all of the 2011 MIAA Super Bowl champions, and following the games will begin displaying jerseys from all of the 2012 champions.
BROADCAST INFORMATION: Kraft Sports Productions will produce the television broadcast, which will air on Comcast SportsNet (Games 1-3) and WSBK TV 38 (Games 3-6). The games will also be simulcast on 98.5 The Sports Hub. Gary Tanguay will handle play-by-play with Andy Gresh as the color analyst for the games on Comcast SportsNet. For the games on WSBK, Dan Roche will call the plays with Jermaine Wiggins providing color.
Game Game Time TV Coverage Radio Coverage
Eastern Mass Div. IVA 9:00 a.m. Comcast SportsNet 98.5 The Sports Hub
Central Mass Div. II 11:00 a.m.* Comcast SportsNet 98.5 The Sports Hub
Eastern Mass Div. IA 1:30 p.m.* Comcast SportsNet 98.5 The Sports Hub
Eastern Mass Div. IIA 3:30 p.m.* WSBK TV 38 98.5 The Sports Hub
Western Mass Div. II 6:00 p.m.* WSBK TV 38 98.5 The Sports Hub
Eastern Mass Div. IIIA 8:00 p.m.* WSBK TV 38 98.5 The Sports Hub
* Game times approximate (starting 15 minutes after conclusion of previous game)