east-west shrine game

The East-West Shrine Game

The East-West Shrine Game is the longest-running college all-star football game in the country and features some of the highest-rated players in the projected NFL draft ranking and will attract over 300 NFL scouts and agents. The 94th East/West Shrine Game will take place on Saturday, Jan 19, at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. While the teams are divided by East and West, the players come together for the beneficiary of the event, Shriners Hospitals for Children.

east-west shrine game players visit hospital
East-West Shrine Game Players Visit Hospital

Team practices are an important part of the game-week experience. The general public is welcome to attend practices; bleacher seating is available. Credentials are required for field access; no exceptions. The teams will practice from Monday, Jan. 14, to Thursday, Jan. 17. A pre-game party on Saturday Is set to take place in Parking Lot 6 at Tropicana Field with delicious food, refreshments, music and fun before the game starts! This is not a ticketed event; donations are appreciated. Many special events are scheduled throughout the week, including the Players’ Hall of Fame Awards banquet on Friday evening, players’ visits to the Local Shriners Hospital, and a Silent Auction during the week at TradeWinds Island Resort in St. Pete. Learn more at https://www.shrinegame.com/event-schedule.

Each year, as part of the festivities surrounding the game, past players are selected to join the East-West Shrine Game Hall of Fame, which is home to some of the greatest names to ever play the game of football. The 2019 East-West Shrine Game will be played on Saturday, Jan. 19, at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, and will be televised live on NFL Network with kickoff at 3 p.m. EST.  The ceremony, which recognizes the honorees for their many achievements, will take place during the Players’/Hall of Fame Banquet the night before the game. This year, the East-West Shrine Game is very proud to welcome former players Troy Vincent Sr. and Barry Smith to its Hall of Fame family as the 2019 inductees