Missouri high school football and basketball championship games are moving.

First the Rams move out, then Missouri high school football.... This November… the Missouri State High School Activities Association’s Class 1 through Class 5 Show Me Bowl games will be at Plaster Stadium on the Missouri State University campus in Springfield. The 2017 games will be at Faurot Field in Columbia. The Show Me Bowl games have been played at the Dome At America’s Center--previously known as the Trans World Dome and the Edward Jones Dome--since 1996.

JQH Arena in Springfield will be the site for the Show Me Showdown basketball championships beginning with the 2017-18 school year. The Hammons Center will also be used during the Class 1, 2 and 3 tournaments.

"We are very excited about using a venue for our basketball championships for which we have received many positive comments," says MSHSAA Executive Director Dr. Kerwin Urhahn. "We appreciate the work that the cities put into this bid process and we have taken this process very seriously. We are especially humbled by the amount of community support the city of Springfield showed in putting together its bids. We have an obligation to our membership to find not only the best facilities to host our championships, but also the best support from the host site to serve our schools needs."