The SEC Football Championship Game will be held in Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium through at least 2031.

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The agreement is an extension of the current contract that was 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 be the 30th time Atlanta has hosted the SEC title game.

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"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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In addition to the SEC Football Championship Game, Mercedes-Benz Stadium is the annual site of the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl and the Celebration Bowl, a championship game for the conferences of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and it serves as home to the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons and Major League Soccer’s Atlanta United.

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Mercedes-Benz Stadium has hosted the 2018 College Football ff Championship Game, 2018 MLS Cup and All-Star Game and Super Bowl LIII in 2019.  It's slated to host the 2025 CFP title game and 2026 FIFA World Cup games.

“For three decades, Atlanta has been the home of the SEC Championship.  Now, we have the honor of hosting this prestigious championship game through at least 2031,” said Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens. “This is a testament to our ability to host large scale events—and all the small businesses, restaurants, service industry and hospitality workers who ensure that visiting Atlanta is a world-class experience. Thank you to everyone in the Atlanta community responsible for another big win for the new sports capital of the nation. “

Opened in August 2017, Mercedes-Benz Stadium is a world-class sports and entertainment venue in downtown Atlanta and home to the National Football League’s Atlanta Falcons and Major League Soccer’s Atlanta United. The multi-purpose stadium was named the 2019 Sports Facility of the Year and is host to major sports and entertainment events, including the 2026 World Cup, the 2018 and 2025 College Football Playoff National Championships, the 2018 MLS Cup and Super Bowl LIII.

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