SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey speaks during a news conference at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta on Tuesday, September 8, 2015. JONATHAN PHILLIPS / SPECIAL
Photo: Jonathan Phillips
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

SEC Media Days for football coming to Atlanta

The annual SEC Media Days for football are coming to Atlanta next year, the league announced Friday. The College Football Hall of Fame will serve as the primary venue for the four-day event, from July 16-19.

For the first time since 1985, the media days won’t take place in Hoover, Ala., although the league said in a news release that the event will return to Hoover in 2019 and “will likely be held in various locations in future years while making Hoover a periodic site for the event because of its central location in the SEC footprint.”

“SEC Football Media Days is a signature event for our conference and we are pleased the city of Atlanta will host this kickoff to the 2018 college football season,” SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey said in the release. 

“SEC Football Media Days is now added to Atlanta’s inventory of great events, which includes the annual SEC Football Championship Game and this season’s College Football Playoff Championship Game. We are looking forward to building an exciting week next July to feature our student-athletes and coaches.”

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