CHESHIRE, Conn. – The CIAC is releasing media and site information for the 2017 CIAC football championship games which will take place Saturday, December 9 at three venues.
The application for media credentials for the four games can be found here: http://casci.ac/2834. Veteran’s Stadium at Willow Brook Park in New Britain will host the Class L final between #5 Masuk and #2 Daniel Hand at 11 a.m. and then the Class M final between #6 Joel Barlow and #1 Killingly at 3 p.m. The Class LL final featuring #3 Darien vs. #1 Greenwich will be at 11 a.m. at Boyle Stadium in Stamford. And the Class S matchup between #2 St. Joseph and #1 Ansonia will be at West Haven High School at 11 a.m. Online tickets are available for each final and can be purchased at GoFan.
The CIAC exclusive broadcast partner the NFHS Network will stream all four games live, and for the first time as part of a new partnership two of the games will be streamed live on Facebook. Fans follow the NFHS Network Live page on Facebook to watch the contests.
After completion of the online credential form, media members can pick up their credentials at the respective sites. The deadline to submit credential requests is 10 a.m., Thursday, December 7. Each championship game will be credentialed separately, and press box access and field access will be limited to those covering the specific games. Media entities planning to provide radio broadcasts of championship games must complete the online credential form, as well as the Broadcast Application Form which can be found at: http://casci.ac/1410.
The CIAC Football Media Luncheon will be held Tuesday December 5 at the AquaTurf Club in Plantsville. The event is open to media members and representatives from each of the finalists should be in attendance and will be available to the media beginning formally at 11 a.m. with lunch and a program beginning at 12 p.m.