One week until Kick Off at the UP All-Star Football Game!

The 2017 UP All Star Game at the Dome
Come out and support your local high school seniors and community charities.
Come out and support your local high school seniors and community charities.

Marquette, MIJune 23, 2021 – The 2021 U.P. Football All-Star Game is just a week away! This year’s game will kick off on July 31st at 1 pm. Tickets are on sale at for $6 in advance or $7 at the door on the day of the event. Players and Coaches picked for the event will take part in a week-long training program to prepare for the Saturday event at the Dome. There will also be various public events available to take part in during the week-long training program.

Fox Sports Marquette will be broadcasting the event LIVE on-air during the event and live-streamed on FXD’s Streaming Page.

The U.P. Football All-Star Game will showcase high school football teams from across the Upper Peninsula. Teams were drafted back in April this year and the final roster is available on the U.P. All-Star Football Facebook Page. This summer football event will showcase the traditional Red vs. Black match-up rivalry for an Upper Peninsula Tradition.

The event’s proceeds will be donated by raffle to UP high school football programs and the U.P. Sports Hall of Fame scholarship program.


Food Donation Drop-Off

Day: Monday, July 26
Location: Northern Michigan University, Meyland Hall
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
All donations will benefit the St. Vincent de Paul food pantry.

Skills Challenge

Day: Wednesday, July 28
Location: Superior Dome
Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Players will compete in a variety of skill challenges.

The 2018 U.P. All-Star game.
The 2018 U.P. All-Star game.

All-Star Youth Football Camp

Day: Thursday, July 29
Location: The Superior Dome
Time: 6:30-8:00 PM
Kids 6 and up are invited to attend. Camp is free with a $5 recommended donation.

All-Star Banquet

Day: Friday, July 30
Location: Bottum University Center – Northern Michigan University
Time: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM (social), 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM (program)
Guest Speaker: TBD
Tickets are available to the public for $20 per person. Limited tickets available, contact Xcel to get yours!

U.P. Football All-Star Game

Day: Monday, July 26
Location: Superior Dome (doors open at 12:00 PM)
Player and Coach Introductions: 1:00 PM
Kickoff will start immediately following the player and coach introductions.

A Brief History

First started in 1946 by Negaunee High School Athletic Director, Oscar Wassburg, the event was later revived in 2008 by Todd Goldberg. After learning about his father-in-law’s involvement with the classic event, he was inspired to bring the event back to life.

The modern U.P. Football All-Star event has been happening since 2008, although it was canceled in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

For more information about the event, check out the Official Event Website!