The Opelika City Council approved spending tourism money Tuesday night to bring back the Super 7.
The city will sponsor the state’s Super 7 high school football championships in 2022, 2026, 2028 and 2032, along with the city of Auburn and the Auburn Opelika Tourism Bureau.
The cities of Auburn and Opelika will pay $75,000 each to the Alabama High School Athletic Association each of those years.
The Auburn Opelika Tourism Bureau also will pay $50,000.
The championship games will be played in at Auburn University’s Jordan-Hare Stadium.
In other business, the council also approved an agreement with Kucera International for their aerial photography services. The contract runs through next September.
Kucera will provide light-imaging detection, aerial photographs and satellite images to create maps for infrastructure planning throughout Lee County.
The cost — $504,716 — will be split among the four parties: Lee County ($217,075), the city of Auburn ($182,809), Opelika ($92,976) and Auburn University ($11,854).