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Mayor Tomlinson confident Tuskegee-Morehouse classic will stay

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

Mayor Teresa Tomlinson says she is confident the Tuskegee-Morehouse classic football game will stay here in Columbus.

The game, known as the "Grand-Daddy of all Classics" was played for the 78th year in Columbus earlier in October. Since then, there has been talk that it might be relocated to another city next year.

Tomlinson says she is meeting with the game's organizers to make sure they have the support they need to stay in the Fountain City.

"We want to offer them a package so that they come out getting the money they need to do the work they do...and have a very successful event. We want them to keep coming here because it's a ton of fun and also its a economic development, positive impact for us," she says.

According to the mayor, the city is prepared to help Tuskegee-Morehouse organizers with revenue raising events during the Classic to help them meet their economic goals.

She also says the city hopes to attract even more classic football games to the city.

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