Arkansas moves next year's Georgia game to Little Rock

semerson@macon.comNovember 26, 2013 

ATHENS - Georgia will still play at Arkansas next season, but the game will be in Little Rock instead of Fayetteville.

As part of a larger, long-term agreement with the city of Little Rock, Arkansas has agreed to hold next year's game against Georgia in the state capital, rather than on its campus.

Originally Arkansas was going to hold two games in Little Rock each of the next three years. But now it will hold one game there each of the next five years, with at least two of those being SEC game.

Next year that means Georgia and Arkansas will square off on Oct. 18 in Little Rock in War Memorial Stadium, which has an official capacity of 54, 120. That's well under the 72,000-capacity for Arkansas' normal home stadium, Donald W. Reynolds.

Georgia did not have to approve moving the game, but evidently it would have. Athletics director Greg McGarity said the game being in Little Rock is "great for us" because of travel reasons.

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