COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The historic Tuskegee - Morehouse Football Classic will stay in the Fountain City indefinitely.
The football classic committee announced Thursday the match-up will remain in Columbus for at least the next five years.
News Leader 9 was the first to report last month the committee's decision to keep the game in Columbus for at least the next two years.
"And we want to make it abundantly clear today with one voice, all in unity, sing that the Tuskegee Morehouse Classic will be here indefinitely, and that means that we're not going anyplace," said Ret. Col. James C. Jackson, Chair Emeritus for the Tuskegee Morehouse Classic.
Kick-off for the 79th annual Tuskegee Morehouse Classic is on October 11 at 2 p.m.
The Football Classic Committee is also working with the city and Mayor Tomlinson to ensure the games are a success.