Nov 23, 2013; Little Rock, AR, USA; Mississippi State Bulldogs wide receiver Robert Johnson (12) catches a pass thrown by Mississippi State Bulldogs quarterback Tyler Russell (not pictured) during the second half at War Memorial Stadium. Mississippi State won 24-17. Mandatory Credit: Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

Arkansas Razorbacks to play less in Little Rock


Traditionally, the Arkansas Razorbacks play a few games a season at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock, Arkansas rather than their home stadium, Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

In fact, the Hogs played in War Memorial Stadium on Saturday in a 24-17 overtime loss to the Mississippi State Bulldogs.

Instead of continuing to play multiple games in Little Rock, the school will pay War Memorial Stadium $400,000 as part of a new contract extension through 2018. They’ll now play just one game in Little Rock, but left open other possibilities should the SEC go to a nine-game conference schedule as many think they eventually will.

“The [new] agreement will allow us that flexibility,” Arkansas Athletic Director  Jeff Long told the Associated Press.

The stadium only seats 54,00o people whereas the Hogs’ home stadium can see 72,000. With the marquee matchups the SEC can present, having more seats is obviously a priority.

The Hogs will try to snap an eight-game losing streak when they travel to LSU to take on the 17th-ranked Tigers Friday. The game is at 2:30 pm EST and the game is on CBS.

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