SEC Media Days moving to Atlanta 2018

The SEC logo is shown outside of the Hyatt Regency hotel for the NCAA college football Southeastern Conference's annual media gathering, Monday, July 10, 2017, in Hoover, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Atlanta, Ga. (WIAT) — The Southeastern Conference announced Friday, that the 2018 SEC Football media days will be held at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, Ga.

The announcement marks the first time since 1985 SEC Media Days hasn’t been held in the Birmingham area.

“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.”

Sankey said the event will return to the Hyatt-Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover in 2019, however, it will rotate to other locations with Hoover a periodic location.

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