Are You Ready For Some Football?

Atlanta is getting a piece of the new, improved College Playoff pie.

If Atlanta wasn’t the capital of college football before, this certainly helps.

The Chick-fil-A Bowl will be one of the six bowls that will host a semifinal game in new College Football Playoff that starts in 2014.

Atlanta will host a national semifinal every three years, with the first being on Dec. 31, 2016 in the Georgia Dome. That will be followed by playoff games in 2019, 2022 and 2025. They will be in the new retractable-roof stadium.

Also, an interesting bit of trivia,

By 2016 Atlanta will have hosted the College Football Playoff, Olympics, Super Bowl and Final Four in a 20-year span. The only other city to have hosted those four major events is Los Angeles.

And the cherry on top – they are putting the “Peach” back in the Chick-fila Bowl!

8 comments

  1. xdog says:

    I’m especially glad that ‘Peach Bowl’ will return in the name. Chick-fil-A execs dumping on gay marriage is a minor sin compared to dropping PB from their sponsored extravaganza.

  2. debbie0040 says:

    I am always ready for college football. I watch college games all day on Saturdays. Alabama opens up at the Georgia Dome against VA Tech. Looking forward to it. Hope Bama has a decent team this year…

    Roll Tide !!!

  3. South Fulton Guy says:

    As everyone celebrates this, please recognize that it would not have happened without the new stadium deal.

    • sockpuppet says:

      While I support the new stadium, this is not the case. Atlanta was picked not because of any particular stadium but because of its market. Also, a new stadium was going to be built. The Falcons had made it clear that they were not going to renew their lease on the Georgia Dome because they could make far more money in a new facility than in the dome. The only question was whether the new stadium was going to be downtown or in the suburbs.

      Also, more downtown related stuff: http://www.ajc.com/news/business/coke-could-move-suburban-jobs-downtown/nXXmc/

      It really helps to have a pro-business mayor. Too bad Detroit never figured that out.

  4. peachstealth says:

    Also, an interesting bit of trivia,

    By 2016 Atlanta will have hosted the College Football Playoff, Olympics, Super Bowl and Final Four in a 20-year span. The only other city to have hosted those four major events is Los Angeles.

    You forgot the World Series…Twice in that time frame ( 1996 and 1999) and hopefully again before 2016

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