See the nation's largest HBCU sports & entertainment event in Orlando.
Fans of college football can catch the Florida Blue Florida Classic this November in Orlando. The eagerly awaited game will feature the reigning champions B-CU Wildcats taking on the hungry challengers, the FAMU Rattlers, in a game that will be a genuine O-town Showdown. The Wildcats are in a four-year winning streak, having won the game every year since 2011. The Rattlers are anxious to break this winning streak in a game between two fierce historic rivals, Florida A & M University and Bethune-Cookman University.
This is the kind of college football Orlando is famous for. These two teams will be meeting on the gridiron for the 36th time since 1979. The nation's most popular black college football game, a million and a half fans have been attending since 1978.
Events leading up to the big game include the Kickoff Luncheon and the Battle of the Bands. For more details on all of the events surrounding the big game, visit the Florida Classic website.
If you're going to be in town for the big game, you should reserve a room at the Doubletree by Hilton Orlando SeaWorld. In addition to being close to the Orlando theme parks, our hotel is a short drive to Citrus Bowl Stadium where you can watch the big game. Make your after-party location one of our onsite restaurants like The Crazy Squirrel, Sonoma Lobby Bar or the Barefoot Bar where you can enjoy cocktails with friends and relive some of the most exciting moments of the game.