The annual Oklahoma-Texas Red River Rivalry game is staying at Cotton Bowl Stadium through at least the 2025 season.
Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings on Tuesday announced the extension of the agreement with the two schools, pending approval from the board of regents. The two storied programs have played in the stadium on the grounds of the Texas State Fair since 1929.
"The schools appreciate the venue," said Pete Schenkel, former chairman of the State Fair of Texas who headed the negotiations. "It's more of an event than it is a game."
The original deal ran through the 2020 season. The 92,202-seat stadium underwent upgrades that were demanded in that contract.
The annual game is played during the Texas State Fair. Each school splits the ticket revenue.
A majority of the big outdoor events have moved down the road to the more modern AT&T Stadium in Arlington.
"Dallas is ... committed to ensuring the game stays here at Fair Park well beyond 2025," Rawlings said. "Dallas, Texas, is the home of the Red River Rivalry."
Texas leads the all-time series 46-35-1.
"At the end at 2025, the game will be played here 97 years," Schenkel said, according to The Dallas Morning News. "And I see no reason why we won't go to 102 years."