Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Classic Schedule
Each year as summer begins to wind down things are just beginning to heat
up on college campuses across the country as another college football season gets underway. The Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Classic
has been one of the premiere games in the early part of the season since its inception in 2008. Annually two of the top rated
college football teams are selected to compete at the Georgia Dome and neither wants to start the season off with a loss.
Additionally, losing a single game during the regular season could cost a team with dreams of a college football championship
a shot at the national title. No potential contender wants to see their dreams dashed the first weekend of the season so fans
can be sure that both squads participating in the Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Classic will be putting it all on the line. Get your
tickets for the Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Classic from StubHub today and start planning your trip to Atlanta.
The 2014 Chick-Fil-A
Kickoff Classic will take part on August 20th at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. This season features a killer match up that
pits the Alabama Crimson Tide against the West Virginia Mountaineers. These are two perennial contenders and no true college
football devotee will want to miss out on the chance to be in the stands when these two juggernauts collide.
The Alabama Crimson Tide have been the dominant force in college football for the past several years. After winning
back to back national championships in 2012 and 2013, the Crimson Tide suffered a late loss in the 2013-2014 season and were
left out of the National Championship Game. You can be sure that the players and fans as well as legendary head coach Nick
Saban will be itching to make a return to the championship game and will do everything they can to get the season started
off the right way by winning the Chck-Fil-A Kickoff Classic. Having fielded a team since 1892, Alabama has claimed 15 national
championships along with four that went unclaimed and a startling 27 conference titles, 23 of which came in the highly contested
The West Virginia Mountaineers currently play football in the Big 12 Conference and have had a football team at
their university since 1891. The university has won 15 conference titles with eight coming in the Southern Conference and
seven coming in the Big East. After making their move to the Big 12 for football the Mountaineers are looking to establish
dominance in their new conference and will be hoping to serve notice to the whole country that they are a forced to be reckoned
with by knocking off Alabama in the CHick-Fil-A Kickoff Classic.
Upon entering the Georgia
Dome for the Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Classic, fans are well aware that they are about to see a college football game unlike any
other. The players warming up on the field are visibly fighting off nerves and trying to get out all of the jitters before
the opening kick off. The crowd is full of players' families, alumni, hordes of journalists and sports writers, locals who
are always thrilled to take part in the annual tradition, and college football fanatics who are hoping to see another historic
college football match up. The pageantry of the cheerleaders, mascots, marching bands, and wild fans are enough to get you
out of your seat, and then the game begins. Thunderous, bone rattling hits, incredible displays of speed and agility, clutch
field goals, and game breaking plays fill up the day of world class college football. By the time the clock winds down your
voice is hoarse and your palms are stinging from clapping and giving high fives and you will already be planning a return
trip the following year.
Atlanta is one of the busiest and largest metropolitan areas
in the United States and as such there is always plenty to do in the city. It boasts the sixth largest economy of any city
in the United States and the 15th in the world. In 1996 Atlanta hosted the Summer Olympics and the city began a renovation
that continues to this day and has truly made it a world class city. Atlanta has permanent resident companies in all major
performing arts: the Atlanta Opera, the Atlanta Ballet, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and the Alliance Theatre. The Fox
Theatre is a historic landmark and a great place to take in a show, or you can visit any of the wonderful museums in the area
including Museum of Design Atlanta, the High Museum of Art, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, and many others.
to the professional sports teams located in Atlanta you can always catch some premiere student athletes locked in competition
whether they are playing for Georgia Tech, Georgia State University, Emory University, or any of the other local colleges.
Some of the best competition in all of sports takes place at the collegiate level and nowhere is this more true than in Atlanta.
The first Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Classic was held in 2008 and was then known as the Chick-Fil-A College Kickoff.
In the game Alabama defeated Clemson by a score of 34-10. Alabama has participated in the event three times and has never
lost. They won the first two Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Classics in 2008 and 2009 as well as the 2013 game.