|Florida A&M and Mississippi Valley State competed in the 2013 MEAC/SWAC Challenge.|
The 2014 MEAC/SWAC Challenge will still be held in Orlando, but it will have a new home. The leagues’ announced today that this year’s version of the classic will be held at Bright House Networks Stadium on the campus of the University of Central Florida.
North Carolina A&T and Alabama A&M will square off in the 45,323 seat stadium that was completed in 2007. The game’s previous site, the Citrus Bowl, sat 65,438.
“We are thrilled to have North Carolina A&T and Alabama A&M making their MEAC/SWAC Challenge debuts in our 10th anniversary game,” said Pete Derzis, senior vice president and general manager, ESPN Regional Television. “UCF’s Bright House Networks Stadium will serve as a wonderful venue, allowing us to give our student-athletes and fans an experience to remember for a long time.”
Just over 24,000 fans watched Florida A&M defeat Mississippi Valley State at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando last year.