SEC Championship game to remain in Atlanta under new extension, per Greg Sankey
The SEC Championship game will remain in Atlanta, Greg Sankey announced Thursday.
According to Sankey, the game will continue to be played in Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta through 2031, and there is a possibility for an extension through 2036. The agreement is an extension of the contract that would have expired in 2026.
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The SEC Championship game has been held at Mercedes-Benz Stadium since the venue’s conception in 2017. Before then, it was played at the Georgia Dome, also in Atlanta, from 1994 to 2016. The Georgia Dome closed in 2017 and was replaced by Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
Saturday’s game between Georgia and Alabama will mark the 30th SEC Championship game to be played in Atlanta. Georgia is looking to notch its second-straight SEC Championship, but Alabama is looking for its first win since 2021.
Since the SEC Championship game started in 1992, it has only ever been played in Atlanta and Birmingham, where it was played in 1992 and 1993. Now, the game will be played in Atlanta until at least 2031.