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Reliant Stadium Could Host More SEC Matchups

By JULIE TAKAHASHI, SportsRadio 610
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HOUSTON (CBS Houston) - The Southeastern Conference is looking to expand more neutral-site match-ups and Reliant Stadium could be an early season option. The SEC announced kickoff times and television information for the first three weeks of the 2013 football regular season, this week.

College Football Insider with CBS Sports.com, Jeremy Fowler wrote, “After speaking with two conference officials about kickoff games, there’s a strong sentiment for Houston hosting SEC teams beyond games currently scheduled — Mississippi State/Oklahoma State in 2013, LSU/Wisconsin in 2014.”

The Bulldogs’ season-opener vs. Oklahoma State at Reliant Stadium in Houston August 31st had previously been announced.

Also great news for Houston recruits and recruiters, it was also announced that the SEC is picking up the ESPN-sponsored Meineke Car Care Bowl for its 2014-19 bowl lineup.

Fowler continues, “Kickoffs pair schools from different conferences — usually high-profile schools — for a neutral-site game for a big payout. Two-time defending champion Alabama opens the season in Atlanta against Virginia Tech in the Chick-Fil-A kickoff game. These games are trendy because the networks like them and the money’s good enough for schools giving up a home game. If the league stays in an eight-game schedule, then kickoff games are a way to play on the road and still retain television rights for the recently crafted SEC Network on ESPN”

This could be great exposure and profit for a stadium that will be hosting the NFL Super Bowl LI in 2017.

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