A new contract approved today by the stadium commission voids the two-games-per-season agreement that had been in place through 2016. That agreement had included one Southeastern Conference game. The Arkansas Razorbacks will play only one game per season at War Memorial Stadium through 2018.
The sole game next season is on Oct. 18 against the Georgia Bulldogs.
As part of the amendment, the University of Arkansas will play one game at War Memorial Stadium in the 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 seasons. The five games will include two Southeastern Conference games and three non-conference games. The first in the five-game series will be on Oct. 18, 2014, when the University of Arkansas hosts the University of Georgia in an SEC game at War Memorial Stadium. The Southeastern Conference has not yet determined a football scheduling formula for the 2016 season and beyond.
As part of the amended agreement, the University of Arkansas will pay War Memorial Stadium $400,000 annually in 2014, 2015 and 2016. The amount is designed to help offset projected revenue from games previously scheduled for those seasons as well as to help satisfy debt incurred on the stadium’s recent renovation project. As part of the amended agreement, the University of Arkansas will not pay a rental fee for games in the stadium during the 2017 and 2018 seasons. The agreement amends and extends the most recent contract entered into in 2008 which called for two games to be played at War Memorial Stadium annually through 2016.
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