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    SEC Championship Game Information

    2013 SEC Football Championship
    Auburn Tigers (11-1) vs. Missouri Tigers (11-1)
    Saturday, December 7
    Site: Georgia Dome (Atlanta, Ga.)
    Capacity: 71,500
    Time: 4 p.m. ET
    Television: CBS Sports

    The SEC's Eastern and Western Division winners will meet in Atlanta's Georgia Dome to battle for the league championship and the right to represent the conference in the Bowl Championship Series.

    The 22nd-annual title game is set for December 7 and will be nationally televised by CBS Sports.

    The game is as a result of 1992 conference expansion, which saw Arkansas and South Carolina become the first members added in SEC history. Under NCAA regulations, a conference with 12 members may play an additional football game to determine its champion, provided the regular season is played in divisions.

    The participants of the game are determined each year during the eight-game regular-season conference schedule as the teams with the best overall SEC winning percentage in each division.

    The 2009 SEC Championship Game earned an 11.8 rating and a 24 share, the highest-rated SEC Championship Game in history. The game matched the No. 1 Florida Gators (12-0) vs. the No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide (12-0).

    The SEC Championship Game has also drawn capacity crowds in its short history. 1,567,015 fans have witnessed first-hand the pageantry of SEC Football at the 21 previous Championship Games.

    The Championship Game has also drawn 19 capacity crowds in its 21-year history. Only 1993 (Birmingham) and 1995 (Atlanta) were not sellouts.

    LINK: 2012 SEC Championship Game Recap