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Alabama A&M-Hampton to be played at Soldier Field

Hampton, VA (Sports Network) - Hampton University's 2011 football opener against Alabama A&M will be played at Soldier Field in Chicago on Sept. 3.

The game, to kick off at 5 p.m. (et), will be called the Chicago Football Classic.

Hampton, from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, will be considered the home team. Alabama A&M plays in the other FCS conference for Historically Black Colleges and Universities, the Southwestern Athletic Conference.

Hampton finished 6-5 last season under head coach Donovan Rose. Alabama A&M finished 7-5 under coach Anthony Jones.

06/08 19:56:51 ET