For the first time in 21 years, Springfield will host a high school football state championship game.
Plaster Sports Complex hosts five state title games on the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving.
Springfield last hosted state championship football in 1995, when the games for Classes 3, 4, and 5 were held at Plaster Sports Complex.
The 2017 Show-Me Bowl games are scheduled to be played at Faurot Field in Columbia. The Dome at America’s Center (formerly the Edward Jones Dome and the Trans World Dome) in St. Louis hosted Missouri’s high school football championship games from 1996 to 2015.
This also marks the second consecutive year that Missouri’s high school playoff championships will not be televised, except on internet Pay-Per-View. The Missouri State High School Activities Association’s agreement with Fox Sports Midwest for broadcast of the state football and basketball championship games expired at the end of the 2014-2015 academic year.
An old production rights agreement with Atlanta-based PlayOn Sports kept MSHSAA in an agreement with the NFHS network, which offers streaming video of high school sports events.
MSHSAA.tv redirects to a site hosted by the National Federation of State High School Associations for the NFHS network. Subscribers can buy a 24-hour pass to watch games for $9.95 or a monthly pass for $14.95. Members may also stream games on demand for 72 hours after they conclude.
Play On Sports holds a production agreement for all high school sports in Missouri, not just football.
Cost to attend Show Me Bowl games is $10 per person, regardless of age, except children ages 5 and younger are admitted free.
2016 Show-Me Bowl schedule
At Plaster Sports Complex, Missouri State University
Friday, Nov. 25
Class 2: Lamar (13-0) vs. Trinity Catholic (12-0) 3 p.m.
Class 4: Kearney (13-1) vs. Harrisonville (11-3) 7 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 26
Class 3: Maryville (14-0) vs. Monett (13-1) 11 a.m.
Class 1: Penney (14-0) vs. Monroe City (11-3) 3 p.m.
Class 5: Vianney (8-5) vs. Ft. Zumwalt North (12-1) 7 p.m.