FOOTBALL STATE CHAMPIONSHIP INFORMATION
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Good evening Milton students, parents and guardians,

There is a lot of excitement surrounding the GHSA 7A State Championship game next Wednesday, December 12 at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. We want EVERYONE in the Milton Community to be able to properly plan and fully enjoy the experience. We hope the following Q&A will provide you with some clarity regarding next week.

Q: WHY IS THE GAME BEING PLAYED ON A WEDNESDAY NIGHT?
A: Originally, the state championship games for all high schools were to be played on December 7 and December 8. Because Atlanta United (professional soccer team) made their championship game, the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) was forced to reschedule the high school games to December 11 and December 12.

Q: WHO/WHEN IS MILTON PLAYING?
A: Milton (12-2) is playing Colquitt County High School (14-0). Milton will be playing at 8:00PM on Wednesday, December 12.

Q: WHERE IS THE GAME BEING PLAYED?
A: The game is being played at the Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta. The address is:
1 AMB Dr NW Atlanta, GA 30313.

Q: HOW/WHEN CAN TICKETS BE PURCHASED?
A: Tickets are $22 presale and $29.50 at the stadium ( THERE ARE NO ONLINE SALES ). Purchases are CASH ONLY - NO Checks or Credit Cards. Ticket sales will be at Milton High School on the following days and times:
Q: IS PARKING INCLUDED WHEN A TICKET IS PURCHASED?
A: NO. Parking is NOT included in the purchase of your game ticket. Please use the link below to learn more about parking in the day of the game.

Q: WHAT ARE THE RULES FOR ATTENDING THE GAME AT THE BENZ?
A: You MUST purchase a ticket ($22 pre-sale/$29.50 at the Benz) for entry to the game. Milton will be the VISITING TEAM and our fans will use GATE 2 to enter the stadium . Also, please know MERCEDES-BENZ CLEAR BAG POLICY will be enforced. The policy is:
Any type of non-clear bag exceeding 4.5” x 6.5” in size are not permitted unless medically necessary.
Fans will be able to carry the following bags: 
  • Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12” x 6” x 12”. 
  • Non-Clear bags no larger than 4.5” x 6.5”
Exceptions will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection at a gate designated for this purpose.

Q: IS SCHOOL BEING SHORTENED OR CANCELLED ON DECEMBER 12 & 13?
A: NO. However, the following procedures will be available for PARENTS/GUARDIANS to EXCUSE their student for any EARLY RELEASE/TARDY/ABSENCE due to attending the game on Wednesday, DECEMBER 12.

EARLY RELEASE, WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 12: Parents/guardians who want an early release for their student MUST complete the following link no later than 5:00PM on Tuesday, DECEMBER 11 (the links below will be INACTIVE after 5:00PM on the 11th).
( Please note: You must complete a form for EACH student in your household!)

EXCUSED TARDY/ABSENCE, THURSDAY DECEMBER 13: Parents/guardians who want an excused tardy or excused absence for their student on Thursday, DECEMBER 13 can:
  1. CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE TARDY/ABSENCE ONLINE FORM or
  2. Have your student bring in a note on Thursday when they report to school or Friday when they return to school stating they attended the game on Wednesday.
PLEASE NOTE THE WEDNESDAY FORM AND
THURSDAY FORMS ARE SEPARATE FORMS !

Q: WILL TEACHERS REQUIRE TESTS/QUIZZES/PROJECTS/ASSIGNMENTS/ETC.
ON WEDNESDAY (12/12) AND THURSDAY (12/13)?
A: Teachers have been told to plan in advance and be flexible with students who want to experience the state championship game. If you have concerns related to class expectations on Wednesday/Thursday related to your student, please contact the appropriate GRADE LEVEL ADMINISTRATOR:
9th Grade: Dr. Olga Glymph ( GlymphO@fultonschools.org)
10th Grade: Rich Spierto ( spierto@fultonschools.org
11th Grade: Monica White ( whiteml@fultonschools.org
12th Grade: Cristina Mallon ( mallon@fultonschools.org

Q: WILL SPIRIT WEAR BE AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE?
A: Yes. Items below will be available for purchase on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7 in the ATRIUM (for adults) and the CAFETERIA (for students).
WATCH HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE LOWNDES GAME