The SEC and Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium will prolong their SEC soccer championship internet hosting settlement, it was reported Friday. The present deal is about to run out in 2026.
“We’re actively engaged in discussions with Mercedes-Benz Stadium to increase our settlement to maintain the SEC Soccer Championship recreation in Atlanta,” SEC spokesman Herb Vincent stated. “Atlanta’s been an amazing dwelling for SEC soccer. Mercedes-Benz offers an amazing environment and we’re enthusiastic about our future in Atlanta.
““Proper now, that’s the place our focus is,” Vincent continued. “Atlanta is our dwelling.”
The choice was made to increase the deal in Atlanta — although a finalized extension has not but been signed — as an alternative of relocating to Nissan Stadium in Nashville.
“I figured (the SEC) would maintain that line for some time,” stated Butch Spyridon, outgoing CEO of the Nashville Conference and Guests Bureau. “They actually like Atlanta.”
The accountable events in Atlanta and with the league additionally declined to substantiate the deal, regardless of the obvious acknowledgment that it was imminent.
“The one factor I’m licensed to inform you is we’re engaged in discussions with Atlanta to maintain it there,” Vincent stated.
Six of the ten contracted video games have been performed in Mercedes-Benz Stadium to date. Georgia received the primary recreation, 28-7, over Auburn in 2017. The Bulldogs are additionally the defending champions, having knocked off LSU, 50-30, in December.