The ever-growing spectacle of SEC Media Days might be moving to a new venue and outside of the Birmingham metro area for the first time in over 30 years since its creation.
On Tuesday, conference officials said the league is “strongly evaluating a relocation,” according to Ross Dellenger of The Advocate.
SEC commissioner Greg Sankey revealed that “a pretty good list” of suitors includes Nashville, Tennessee, Dallas and Atlanta.
“We’ve got a great tradition here in Hoover. As our footnote has expanded, it’s appropriate to look at options,” Sankey said, according to The Advocate. “I said back in April that’s on my mind. I don’t have a prediction of when or where, but I think at some point mobility can be a healthy thing for this particular endeavor.”
Although it looks like the event’s days might be over in Hoover, which has hosted the event from the Hyatt Regency Wynfrey Hotel since 2001, Sankey said the city remains in consideration for future events.
Before media days made its way to Hoover, the official start of “talking season” was never hosted outside of the Birmingham metro area since it came to be in 1985.