The Fountain City Classic (FCC) is an annual American college football game featuring Albany State University (Golden Rams) and Fort Valley State University (Wildcats), two historically black universities (HBCU). The annual game is played at A.J. McClung Memorial Stadium in Columbus, Georgia, and this year’s game was played on November 9.
The FCC rivalry between the Golden Rams and the Wildcats began in 1945, but did not evolve into the Fountain City Classic until 1990, when it was relocated to Columbus, Georgia. Representative Sanford Bishop over Georgia’s 2nd Congressional District is a true fan and has attended all 30 Classics since its inception. Other notable attendees of the event are Mayor Barbara Williams of Fort Valley City, Mayor Dorothy Hubbard of Albany City, Mayor Skip Henderson, III of Columbus City, Mayor Eddie Lowe of Phoenix City, Representative Calvin Smyre, Georgia State Representative of the 135th District and Chancellor Dr. Steve Wrigley of the University System of Georgia.
Chancellor Wrigley oversees all 26 public colleges/universities in Georgia, and was very interested to learn about UNITED’s approach in Georgia supporting colleges and our HBCU focus.
Fountain City Classic football weekend has an estimated attendance of 45,000 spectators drawn to the gathering at A.J. McClung Memorial Stadium and the grounds of South Commons. It has grown from a weekend of activities to a week-long celebration, focusing on community camaraderie and service.
Coca-Cola UNITED is proud to promote and support such a fantastic community event!