Georgia State Stadium will play host to eight high school football championship games this year.
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Georgia State Stadium will play host to eight high school football championship games this year.

High school football state championship games have a new home. 

All eight games this winter will be played at Georgia State Stadium, which used to be Turner Field. The past two years, high school championship games were played at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

The decision was announced Tuesday by the Georgia High School Association. They cited six games being snowed out in 2017, and a scheduling conflict in 2018 with the Atlanta United that forced games to be played on a Tuesday and Wednesday. 

In a press release announcing the move, GHSA Director Robin Hines thanked Georgia State for backing the move. 

"Charlie Cobb at Georgia State University has been tremendously supportive in planning with the GHSA," Hines said. " We look forward to our partnership with Georgia State University."

Cobb, GSU's athletic director, said the university is excited about hosting the championship games.