The 2016 Chicago Football Classic celebrated a weekend of festivities including the kick-off reception of the President’s Reception on Thursday at the South Shore Cultural Center leading to the game on Saturday, September 10 at Soldiers Field.

Clark Atlanta University vs. Central State University premiered on the green field as various dignitaries, community leaders, sponsors and fans enjoyed the game on a beautiful, sunny afternoon.

Here’s some key photo highlights to enjoy from live entertainment, scholarship presentations, the pre-game high school bands, football play and the traditional suite hopping.