Officials from the Chick-fil-A bowl announced Wednesday that tickets for the Dec. 31 ACC-SEC bowl game at the Georgia Dome has sold out of tickets. The news comes with four weeks of college football left to play and no announcement of the two teams involved. It’s the earliest sellout in the 22 year history of the bowl, according to a release from bowl representatives.
The Bowl ticket office reports it has sold nearly 36,000 tickets to local and regional buyers. A record 94 percent of last year’s ticket buyers renewed their purchases for this year’s bowl game. All remaining tickets are contractually allocated to the Bowl’s ACC and SEC teams who will be selected on Dec. 8.
The annual Atlanta postseason matchup is set to join the College Football Playoffs next year, but even without national championship implications, tickets for the bowl have come and gone says Gary Stokan, Chick-fil-A Bowl president and CEO.
“There is no better way to end a 22-year era of great ACC-SEC match-ups than with another sold-out game,” said Stokan. “This streak is the result of an incredible local fan base and corporate community whose passion for college football is unmatched.”
Fans looking for ticket and hospitality packages can purchase one of the few remaining VIP Packages through PrimeSport, the Chick-fil-A Bowl’s exclusive ticket package provider. Visit www.Chick-fil-ABowl.com to access the PrimeSport ticket package offers.
As a limited offer for the month of November, KIA, the Bowl’s official vehicle partner, will be offering two free tickets with the purchase of a new KIA at Atlanta-area dealerships. Check local dealerships for more information.
Over the last 16 years of the sellout streak, 1.15 million fans have attended Chick-fil-A Bowl games. In a more recent 10 year period, the Chick-fil-A Bowl ranks fourth in average annual attendance (71,825) among all bowls and has drawn more fans than two current BCS bowls – the Orange and Sugar. In its 45-year history, more than 2.5 million fans have attended Chick-fil-A Bowl games at three different venues in Atlanta.