BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey announced Friday that next year's SEC Football Media Days will be held at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta instead of Hoover.
This will mark the first time SEC Media Days has been held outside of the Birmingham area since 1985.
Sankey did say Media Days will return to the Hyatt-Wynfrey in Hoover in 2019 and will likely be held in various locations in future years while making Hoover a periodic site 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," said SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey. "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."