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The Southeastern Conference announced Thursday that they have reached an agreement to keep the SEC Football Championship Game at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta until at least 2031. Per SEC:

The agreement is an extension of the current contract that was set to expire in 2026. It also allows the SEC the option of exercising an additional five-year extension that could keep the game in Atlanta through 2036.

Atlanta has hosted the SEC Championship Game every year since 1994. The Georgia Dome was home to the game through 2016 and Mercedes-Benz Stadium has hosted the event since 2017. Saturday's game between Alabama and Georgia will mark the 30th time Atlanta has hosted the SEC title game.

"The SEC Football Championship Game is one of the premier events in college sports and Mercedes-Benz Stadium is one of the finest sports facilities on the globe, making Atlanta the perfect venue for our annual title game," said SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey. "We look forward to continuing a very positive relationship with Mercedes-Benz Stadium and the Georgia World Congress Center as the home of our football championship."
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Bham4Tide3 months
Atlanta has been the premiere location. It has to be indoors or in a warm environment. The coldest I have ever been is sitting in the stands for the first Championship game at Legion Field. Amazing game - but I couldn’t feel my face it was so cold. Maybe New Orleans or somewhere in central/south Florida would be close.
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