The most powerful conference in college football has decided to keep its annual championship game in the heart of the south.
Tim Tucker of the Atlanta Journal Constitution is reporting that the Falcons and the SEC have announced an agreement to keep the game in Atlanta though 2027.
SEC commissioner Greg Sankey will join Falcons owner Arthur Blank for announcement on Tuesday at the College Football Hall of Fame. Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed also are expected to be in attendance.
The conferences 2015 and 2016 title games will be its last two in the Georgia Dome. That stadium is set to be demolished to make way for the Atlanta Falcons new Mercedes-Benz Stadium that will be ready in 2017.
In Tucker’s article it also states the SEC will pay a fee ranging from $450,000 in 2017 to $587,148 in 2026 for use of the stadium.
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