SEC Championship Football Tickets
Game: Southeastern Conference Football Championship
Conference: Southeastern Conference
Players: West Division regular-season champion versus East Division regular-season champion
Location: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia
Most Championships: Alabama (8)
Most Matchups: Alabama and Florida
SEC Championship Football TicketsThe first SEC Championship Game was played in 1992 at Legion Field in Birmingham, Ala. The Alabama Crimson Tide won the inaugural contest against the Florida Gators. The two teams met again in 1993 on Legion Field, and Florida won the day. Beginning in 1994, the game moved to the Georgia Dome, and Florida continued an impressive winning streak through 1996. Only Alabama, with eight wins, has won the SEC Championship Game more times than Florida. The Florida Gators has seven wins, LSU is a four-time champion and the Georgia Bulldogs and Auburn Tigers have each won three times. Often considered the best college football conference, the winner of the SEC Championship has gone on to play in eight BCS National Championship games. Since 2014, the SEC winner has played in the College Football Playoff National Championship game. Get your tickets to the SEC Championship football game at StubHub.
Who played in the last SEC Championship game?The Georgia Bulldogs and the Alabama Crimson Tide met in the 2018 SEC Championship football game. Alabama won the game 35–28 in front of a crowd of more than 77,000 at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Alabama went on to play in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game and lost to Clemson 44–16.
What happens at the SEC Championship football game?The SEC Championship football game is two days of events, including tailgating in all of the parking lots around the Mercedes-Benz and the SEC FanFare in the Georgia World Congress Center. The FanFare is an opportunity to play games, attend team pep rallies and purchase team swag. You can also meet football legends, cheerleaders and mascots. During the game itself, expect to join a full-capacity crowd cheering and get used to being on your feet through two hours of elite-level college football. Both school bands will perform at halftime, and game sponsor Dr Pepper holds a well-known football tossing contest for up to $100,000 in tuition.
Is there tailgating at the SEC Championship football game?SEC fans gather in the more than 20 parking lots around the Mercedes-Benz for traditional tailgating. Insiders say the Yellow Lot is the place to be. The Gulch, an area near the railroad tracks, is also very popular. You can purchase tailgating packages to the Home Depot Backyard that include everything from tents and TVs to bellhops, concierge services and catering.
How many spectators attend the SEC Championship football game?The first and largest SEC Championship game drew 83,091 attendees, and 77,141 attended the 2018 matchup between Georgia and Alabama. The game has never had fewer than 71,000 spectators and is almost always a sellout.
Who are some famous players that were MVPs of an SEC Championship football game?Quarterbacks Tim Tebow, Peyton Manning, D.J. Shockley and Cam Newton were all MVPs of the SEC Championship and went on to well-known professional sports careers. The SEC Championship is also known for the appearance of famous coaches ranging from Urban Meyers and Georgia’s Vince Dooley to Steve Spurrier and Nick Saban.
What was the most memorable SEC Championship football game?The first game between Alabama and Florida is widely considered the most memorable both for a decisive interception in the fourth quarter and for the fact that it was the first conference championship but many also believe the 2012 Georgia–Alabama matchup to be one of the most exciting college football games. The Dawgs were ahead 21–18 in the fourth quarter, but the score moved back and forth until Alabama took the lead on a 45-yard touchdown pass. Georgia’s last-minute attempt to come back fell 5 yards short as the clock ran out.
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