The City of Bowling Green and Western Kentucky University were selected as the host site for the 2009 and 2010 Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl by the KHSAA Board of Control.
The Board had heard a presentation from WKU and Bowling Green representatives at its September meeting and, after a follow-up visit to the recently renovated Houchens/L.T. Smith Stadium by KHSAA Commissioner Brigid DeVries and Assistant Commissioner Julian Tackett, voted to award the event to Bowling Green.
Bowling Green was the only site submitting a proposal that complied with the KHSAA date and facility requests.
"After visiting with the facility and meeting with local supporters, we are excited about the proposal and having the football finals in Bowling Green," DeVries said. "Bowling Green has a lot of experience hosting large events and has excelled in hosting the Houchens/KHSAA Girls' State Basketball Tournament as well as the Leachman/KHSAA Boys' & Girls' State Golf Tournaments."