2008 will mark the 29th Annual Florida Classic presented by State Farm. The record for attendance at the game is 73,358, set in Orlando in 2003. Since 1997, a total of 689,592 fans have watched the Florida Classic in the Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium, an average of 68,708 per year. By comparison, the total attendance for the 17 years prior to Orlando was 765,529, an average of only 45,031. Between Orlando and Tampa, the Classic has drawn 1,383,905 fans. The booming crowds in Orlando have helped the Florida Classic presented by State Farm pass the Bayou Classic (Grambling/Southern) as the nation’s largest football game between two Historically Black College/University (HBCU) schools.
The Bring The Noiz Evangelism team will be planning an outing around this event. Friday night the 21st we will be at our usual spot in Downtown, Orlando on the corner of Orange and Central. Saturday from 11:00am – 2:00pm we will be meeting at the Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium to, pass out tracts, open air, and sharing the Gospel with the people tale gating and going into the game. Then Saturday night we will return to our Downtown Spot to continue to minister to the all the game visitors who will be attending the after parties.
We will be printing up a bunch of custom gospel tracts just for this occasion and will provide them at no cost (donations welcome).
If you would like to join us please email me at noiz(at)bringthenoiz.com. If you cant join us in the field, then join us on our knees and pray that God works through our efforts.
Here is a video of the tract