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The Fountain City Classic (FCC) is an annual American football game between Fort Valley State University (Wildcats) and Albany State University (Golden Rams), two historically black universities (HBCU). The annual game is played at A.J. McClung Memorial Stadium in Columbus, Georgia.

The FCC rivalry between the Golden Rams and the Wildcats began in 1924 until it was relocated to the city of Columbus in 1989 and became officially known as the Fountain City Classic. 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.

The history of the Fountain City Classic and these two outstanding universities runs deep. Those who attend take great pride in this long-standing classic game and these universities. There is an overwhelming sense of community and camaraderie at the Fountain City Classic that allows students, alumni, and surrounding communities to come together and celebrate both schools’ heritage while battling it out on the football field, in the stands, between the bands and the dancers, and on the sidelines with cheerleaders, using a style and unique flavor to produce an unforgettable experience.

The Fountain City Classic has grown from a weekend of activities to a week-long celebration, focusing on community camaraderie and service. The Fountain City Classic calendar includes:

  • Community Worship Service
  • Community Health Fair
  • Media Press Conference
  • ASU and FVSU College Recruitment Fair
  • Cuff Links and Pearls Networking Mixer
  • Kick-Off Morning Coffee Sip
  • Golf Tournament
  • Chairman’s Reception and Gala
  • Club Fountain City Pre-Game Party
  • Game Day Parade
  • The Fountain City Classic Football Game
  • Game Day After Party

The Fountain City Classic business office is located in midtown Columbus at 1151 Britt Avenue, Columbus, GA, 31906. Fountain City Classic mailing address is P.O. Box 981 Columbus, Georgia 31902.