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The Chick-fil-A Kickoff is an annual college football game played at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. The game was first contested in 2009 and has been played every season since. Most years the kickoff features one marquee matchup, but on occasion, the kickoff has been a doubleheader played in prime time on Saturday and Monday of opening weekend. The game typically features a top team from the Southeastern Conference against another top team in the country. The first three years and six of the first seven contests in the kickoff featured SEC vs. ACC matchups.

The SEC has been especially dominant in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff, going 11-2 in the first 13 appearances by SEC teams, including seven straight wins through 2017. Alabama has appeared in the kickoff five times and has yet to lose. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game tickets.

2018 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game Preview

The 2017 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game will be a matchup between the Auburn Tigers and Washington Huskies on September 1, 2018. This will be a big nonconference matchup between two teams that have been in the thick of the College Football Playoff hunt for the past couple seasons. This will also be the first-ever matchup between the two schools on the gridiron. This will be Auburn's third straight game played at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, following losses in the SEC Championship (Georgia) and Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl (UCF) last season. The quarterback matchup in this game will be one to behold, as Auburn's Jarrett Stidham and Washington's Jake Browning have been key to their respective teams' recent success. Whether you are planning on cheering on the Auburn Tigers or Washington Huskies at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, TicketCity has some of the best deals for Chick-fil-A Kickoff tickets!

Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Address: 1 AMB Drive NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

The Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game is played annually at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. Mercedes-Benz Stadium is a new and extravagant stadium that is built just south of the previous Georgia Dome, which has been demolished to make room for parking. The newest stadium in the NFL is also home to the Atlanta Falcons. The cost of the stadium was an estimated $1.5 billion and features the first spiraling retractable roof that converts the venue into an outdoor stadium. Maximum capacity in Mercedes-Benz Stadium is 83,000, but during football events it holds 71,000.

 

Future Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game Football Games

2019 - Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Duke Blue Devils
2020 - Florida State Seminoles vs. West Virginia Mountaineers
2020 - Georgia Bulldogs vs. Virginia Cavaliers
2021 - Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Miami Hurricanes
2021 - Louisville Cardinals vs. Ole Miss Rebels

Past Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game Football Games

September 4, 2017 - Tennessee Volunteers 42, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 41

Arguably the best game yet in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff series, Tennessee survived Georgia Tech in double overtime for the season-opening win. The Vols had to storm back in the fourth quarter to keep the SEC's winning streak in Kickoff games going. Trailing 28-14, Marquez Callaway caught a 50-yard touchdown and John Kelly scored with 1:29 left to tie the game. In the overtime periods, Kelly and Georgia Tech's TaQuon Marshall continued to star, each scored two touchdowns. Tennessee finally claimed the victory when the Yellow Jackets' 2-point conversion pass was incomplete.

September 2, 2017 - Alabama Crimson Tide 24, Florida State Seminoles 7

Alabama, coming off the frustration of falling in the previous College Football Championship, took it out on Florida State as the defense punished the Seminoles for four quarters. FSU was held to 250 total yards and forced into three turnovers, while Jalen Hurts led an efficient if unspectacular offensive attack, with 82 of his 96 passing yards and his lone touchdown going to wide receiver Calvin Ridley. Andy Pappanastos also connected on three field goals for the Crimson Tide, who moved to 5-0 in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff with the win.

September 3, 2016 - Georgia Bulldogs 33, North Carolina Tar Heels 24

The Georgia Bulldogs met the North Carolina Tar Heels in the 2016 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, where Nick Chubb proved to be the MVP for Georgia in the season-opening game. Chubb ran for a total of 222 yards and scored two touchdowns while carrying the ball 32 times. The Bulldogs played a consistent offensive game, scoring at least one touchdown every quarter.

September 5, 2015 - Auburn Tigers 31, Louisville Cardinals 24

The debut of Will Muschamp as Auburn’s defensive coordinator was a success with huge plays made by the revamped Tigers defense. Auburn scored their first touchdown in the first quarter with an interception and then in the second quarter Justin Garrett scored another touchdown on an 82-yard fumble return. After Louisville's rough start to the game they scored 24 points in the second half but were not able to catch the Tigers.

August 30, 2014 - Alabama Crimson Tide 33, West Virginia Mountaineers 23

The second game of the 2014 Chick-fil-A Kickoff doubleheader produced one of the most exciting games of the early college football season. Alabama's T.J. Yeldon and Derrick Henry combined for over 235 yards on the ground to overcome a stellar effort from West Virginia quarterback Clint Trickett. Trickett ended the game with over 360 yards in the close affair.

August 28, 2014 - Ole Miss Rebels 35, Boise State Broncos 13

The first game of the 2014 Chick-fil-A Kickoff doubleheader was a coming out party for Ole Miss quarterback Bo Wallace. Wallace was already considered one of the top quarterbacks in the SEC, but his 387-yard, four-touchdown performance put Wallace in the discussion for the best quarterback in the country. Despite the lopsided final, the game was incredibly close through three quarters, with Ole Miss only leading the game 7-6 until early in the fourth quarter.

August 31, 2013 - Alabama Crimson Tide 35, Virginia Tech Hokies 10

In 2013, the Alabama Crimson Tide met the Virginia Tech Hokies in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game for the 2nd time. Alabama came into the game as defending national champions and ranked #1 in the country. Virgia Tech had eyes on playing spoiler. The Hokies kept the game close in the 1st half, closing the gap to 21-10 late in the 2nd quarter. But Alabama utilized 3 non-offensive touchdowns to pull too far away from Virginia Tech. The win was Alabama's 3rd in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game.

September 1, 2012 - Clemson Tigers 26, Auburn Tigers 19

The Clemson Tigers 2nd appearence in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game showcased on a national stage that the Tigers were back among the nations elite programs. The game was all about Andre Ellington, who accounted for 228 yards rushing, averaging over 9 yards a cary. Auburn's Tre Mason and Onterio McCalebb both put up big numbers, but were kept out of the endzone. Clemson's defense held Auburn to only 4 field goals. The win was Clemson's 1st in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game.

August 31, 2012 - Tennessee Volunteers 35, NC State Wolfpack 21

The 1st game of the 2012 Chick-fil-A Kickoff double header was the 1st meeting between the Tennessee Volunteers and North Carolina State Wolfpack since 1939. The Volunteers scored 22 points in the 1st quarter, including 2 touchdowns from Cordarrelle Patterson of more than 40 yards, to put Tennessee fully in control of this game. Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray finished the game with over 300 yards passing. North Carolina State mounted a comback in the 2nd half, closing the score to 32-21 with just over 13 minutes left in the contest, but would not score again.

September 3, 2011 - Boise State Broncos 35, Georgia Bulldogs 21

The Georgia Bulldogs and Boise State Broncos both made thier 1st appearence in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in 2011. The Broncos came into the game ranked #5 in the country, while the Bulldogs tried to play spoiler, in front of a Georgia heavy crowd at the Georgia Dome. Boise State would ride a big game from quarterback Kellen Moore to their biggest victory of the 2011 season. The game was close throughout the 1st half, but a 14 point 3rd quarter helped push the Broncos to their 1st victory in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game.

September 4, 2010 - LSU Tigers 30, North Carolina Tar Heels 24

The 2010 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game showcased one of the most impressive offensive performances in the game's history. North Carolina quarterback T.J. Yates completed 28 passes for an unprecedened 412 yards and 3 touchdowns on the game. Despite this offensive barrage, the Tigers were able to ride a solid game from Jordan Jefferson and Reuben Randle to hold off the Tar Heels. The key play of the game came with 4 minutes left to play in the 2nd quarter as LSU's Patrick Peterson returned a punt 87 yards for a touchdown to put the Tigers up 23-10 en route to their 1st victory in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game.

September 5, 2009 - Alabama Crimson Tide 34, Virginia Tech Hokies 24

The 2009 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game was the marquee matchup of the early college football season. The game pitted then #5 Alabama against #7 Virginia Tech. A 98 yard kickoff return for a touchdown from Virginia Tech's Dyrell Roberts helped the Hokies jump out to a 17-16 lead at haltime. But the 2nd half of the game beleonged to Alabama's Mark Ingram, who would account for two 2nd half touchdowns and finish the game with 150 yards on the ground. The Crimson Tide defense held Virginia Tech's high scoring offense to only 7 points in the 2nd half and Alabama would win the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game for a 2nd year in a row.

August 30, 2008 - Alabama Crimson Tide 34, Clemson Tigers 10

The innagural Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game was a battle between two powers from the South. Both Alabama and Clemson came into the game ranked, and looking to start the season off with a marquee win. From the beginning of this contest it was clear that the Crimson Tide were the superior team. Alabama would jump out to a 23-3 lead at halftime and never look back. Crimson Tide running backs Glen Coffee and Mark Ingram would combine for 186 yards on the ground and Bama's defense would force Clemson into 2 turnovers.