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Posted on Tue, Jul 24, 2012 : 8:07 a.m.

MAC football title game will remain at Ford Field through 2015

By Rich Rezler

The Mid-American Conference football championship game will be played at Ford Field in Detroit at least through 2015.

A four-year contract extension was announced Tuesday by MAC commissioner Jon Steinbrecher and Detroit Lions president Tom Lewand prior to the league's media day.


Ford Field will host the Mid-American Conference football championship game through 2015.

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"Our relationship with Ford Field, the Detroit Lions and (title game sponsor) 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," Steinbrecher said in a statement.

The MAC title game has been played at Ford Field since 2004. From 1997 to 2003, it was played at campus sites.

Eastern Michigan -- the MAC school closest to the downtown Detroit stadium -- is one of four teams (out of 12) that hasn't played in the game since it moved to Ford Field.

This year's game is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30.