NCAA Football

2012 Chick-fil-A Bowl

The Chick-fil-A Bowl, a favorite among NCAA football fans since its beginning in 1968, has been a sellout almost every year on New Yearís Eve, and this year looks to be no different! Watch the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) go up against the Southeastern Conference (SEC), and you'll be guaranteed amazing college football action. Atlanta, GA has never looked like a better place to be for a college sports fan on New Year's Eve!

Still known to many by its traditional title, the Peach Bowl was first recognized officially as part of the NCAA post-season in 1968. From 1998 to 2005, it carried the transitional name Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, and now itís officially named solely for its sponsor, Chick-fil-A. As the event has grown, so have its scholarship and charitable contributions, now totaling in the millions of dollars.

It is held at the Georgia Dome, which is the home of the National Football League's Atlanta Falcons. As high as a 27-story building with a roof made of fiberglass panels coated in Teflon, the Georgia Dome holds over 71,500 sports fans, and attendance at the Chick-fil-A Bowl has maxed out in recent years. Getting Chick-fil-A Bowl tickets is a goal of football fans from all over the Southeast and beyond, who perennially make it the most highly attended bowl game outside the Bowl Championship Series.

The Chick-fil-A Bowl is always a competition between two conferences, the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and the Southeastern Conference (SEC). Traditionally match ups between the ACC and SEC are high scoring and close games. The game is held around the 30th of December to the second of January. It is a rare occasion when teams from these two rival conferences get to play each other, so you'll want to get your Chick-fil-A Bowl tickets soon before they are gone.

The Chick-fil-A Bowl (known as the Peach Bowl at the time) was held for the first time on December 30th, 1968. The game was between LSU and Florida State with LSU winning 31-27. The history of the Chick-fil-A Bowl shows that it is one of the most intense and important bowl games of all. Team scores are on average as close as seven points between winning and losing, while it is rare for any bowl game to be decided by a margin of less than ten points. Many of football's renowned coaches and star players have participated here--Harris Barton, Dick Bestwick, Randy White, and Jerry Claiborne are all in the Chick-fil-A Bowl Hall of Fame.

Discover Atlanta while you're visiting for the Chick-fil-A Bowl, and you won't need much persuasion to come back again. This is a city with big-time sports all year round, the place where you can watch the NBA's Atlanta Hawks, baseball's Atlanta Braves or Atlanta Falcons' football. How about the NHL's Atlanta Thrashers, or a day of NASCAR racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway? We are your sports ticket broker for all Atlanta events.


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