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Agreement reached to continue Razorback games at War Memorial through 2024

(KATV Photo)

The University of Arkansas has made an agreement with the Department of Parks and Tourism to continue Razorback football games at War Memorial Stadium.

The agreement, announced Thursday morning at the stadium, includes 3 regular-season SEC games and three spring games, pending SEC approval, through 2024.

“For 70 years, University of Arkansas football games at War Memorial Stadium have been a part of our program’s rich history and our state’s heritage," said Hunter Yurachek, the vice chancellor and director of athletics. "We are pleased that through our partnership with the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism, we will be able to continue this Razorback tradition while also ensuring our program is in position to compete successfully in the SEC and nationally."

Starting in 2019 and continuing every other year throughout the agreement, the Hogs will host Missouri in an SEC game at the stadium on Thanksgiving weekend, unless scheduling necessitates playing another opponent.

The university says it will also seek waivers from the SEC to play its spring game in the capital city in 2020, 2022 and 2024. The university received a waiver to play its 2018 spring game at the stadium due to construction at the Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.

Yurachek said there will be ticket benchmarks for the games. Kevin Crass, the stadium commission chairman, explains to KATV the benchmark is 47,000. If it is not reached, the university has the rights to pull out of the agreement.

The Razorbacks take on Ole Miss at War Memorial Stadium on October 13, 2018.

To see the full announcement ceremony, scroll below.


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