DETROIT – The Mid-American Conference (MAC) announced today a four-year contract extension with both Ford Field as host and Marathon as the title sponsor for the Marathon MAC Football Championship Game through the 2015 college football season.
This special announcement was made by MAC Commissioner, Dr. Jon A. Steinbrecher and Detroit Lions President, Tom Lewand this morning at Ford Field. The announcement also celebrates the official kickoff to the 2012 college football season and began the MAC Football Media Day with each program’s head coach and two student-athletes also in attendance.
“Our relationship with Ford Field, the Detroit Lions and Marathon provides this conference, its fans and our member institutions -- coaches and most importantly our student-athletes -- the opportunity to showcase their talents in a superb facility to a national television audience,” said MAC Commissioner, Dr. Jon A. Steinbrecher. “This extension secures the Marathon MAC Football Championship Game will continue its proud legacy of great college football excitement from Ford Field in Detroit.”
This year’s Marathon MAC Football Championship Game will be Friday, Nov. 30 at 7:00 pm ET on ESPN2. The Marathon MAC Football Championship Game is the second-longest running college football conference championship game in the nation. In addition, with Ford Field as the host, this also makes the Marathon MAC Football Championship Game from Ford Field the second-longest consecutive venue outside of the SEC’s title game from the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.