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Old 09-07-2015, 01:36 PM
 
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On Tuesday (September 8, 2015), the Atlanta Falcons plan to announce a 10-year deal for the SEC Championship football game to be played in the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium, ensuring that one of Atlanta’s signature sports events will remain in the city long-term.

Neither the Falcons nor the SEC would comment, but people familiar with the plans told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the agreement calls for the game to be played in the new Falcons stadium annually from 2017 through 2026, an unusually long contract for such a marquee event.

SEC commissioner Greg Sankey will join Falcons owner Arthur Blank for Tuesday’s announcement at the College Football Hall of Fame. Georgia Governor Nathan Deal and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed also are expected to participate.

See more in the link:
Falcons land long deal for SEC title game in new stadium | www.myajc.com
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Old 09-07-2015, 04:24 PM
 
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No surprise there but this is certainly good news.
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Old 09-07-2015, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Vinings/Cumberland in the evil county of Cobb
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Awesome news!!!
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Old 09-08-2015, 12:18 AM
 
Location: Historic West End
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This is great. I also love those huge Mercedes Benz banners hanging up on the stadium right now.
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Old 09-08-2015, 05:19 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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I thought having the SEC Championship and Peach Bowl was a reason for the retractable roof? Both games wanted a dome.
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Old 09-08-2015, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Vinings/Cumberland in the evil county of Cobb
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I thought having the SEC Championship and Peach Bowl was a reason for the retractable roof? Both games wanted a dome.
Good morning Debbie Downer
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Old 09-08-2015, 08:27 AM
 
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Good morning Debbie Downer
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Old 09-08-2015, 08:29 AM
 
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I thought having the SEC Championship and Peach Bowl was a reason for the retractable roof? Both games wanted a dome.
It definitely was a consideration. It would have been quite a shock to lose the SECCG, but it's good to see it will stay here for at least a decade to come.
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Old 09-08-2015, 08:36 AM
 
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It definitely was a consideration. It would have been quite a shock to lose the SECCG, but it's good to see it will stay here for at least a decade to come.
Absolutely, but not sure why they would have the added cost of the retractable roof, without the SECCG signing a long term deal.
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Old 09-08-2015, 08:38 AM
 
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Good morning Debbie Downer
I am only that way if it has anything to do with Cobb County.
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