SEC extends agreement with Georgia Dome for football championship

Monday, July 27, 2009 at 3:40pm
Staff reports

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Georgia Dome in Atlanta will remain the site of the Southeastern Conference’s football championship game at least through 2015, the conference office announced today.

A five-year contract extension, beginning with the 2010 game, guarantees that the game will remain at the venue where it has been contested every year since 1994. The game has been a sellout every year except one during that time.

The 2009 championship game will be played 3 p.m. (CST) Dec. 5.

"The Georgia Dome and the Georgia World Congress Center is a fitting host for our event. Their operations staff and leadership have been tremendous to work with and we look forward to continuing the relationship,” SEC commissioner Mike Slive said in a release.