“We couldn’t be happier to be in the opening spot of this newest tradition of College Football on December 31,”
said Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Chairman Percy Vaughn.
“With our game leading into the College Football Playoff semifinals, New Year’s Eve is going to be a college football celebration like we’ve never seen before”
said Gary Stokan, CEO and President of the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl.
The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl will kick off at 12 p.m. EST on Thursday, Dec. 31 in Atlanta’s Georgia Dome. Tickets will be available to the general public starting in July.
The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl will host its first National Semifinal game following the 2016 season.
The College Football Playoff (CFP) will own the holiday season on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day as it enters its second year, with ESPN televising all the games.
The CFP today announced the December 31 playoff semifinals at the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic and Capital One Orange Bowl will begin at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern Time. The CFP will announce the sequence of those two games on December 6. The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl will begin at noon that day.
The CFP will kick off the New Year with the Fiesta Bowl at 1 p.m. Fans can then tune in for the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at 5 p.m., followed by the Allstate Sugar Bowl at 8:30 p.m.
The CFP selection committee will choose the four participants and will determine matchups for the semifinal games being hosted at the Goodyear Cotton Bowl and Capital One Orange Bowl on Selection Day, Sunday, December 6.
ESPN will announce additional programming surrounding all the bowls at a later date. The complete schedule follows:
|Thursday, Dec. 31||Noon||Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl|
|4 p.m.||College Football Playoff Semifinal|
|8 p.m.||College Football Playoff Semifinal|
|Friday, Jan. 1||1 p.m.||Fiesta Bowl|
|5 p.m.||Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual|
|8:30 p.m.||Allstate Sugar Bowl|
ABOUT THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF
The College Football Playoff will match the No. 1 seed vs. No. 4, and No. 2 vs. No. 3 in semifinal games that will rotate annually among the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, Goodyear Cotton Bowl, Capital One Orange Bowl, Allstate Sugar Bowl, Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual and Fiesta Bowl. The 2015 semifinals will take place December 31, at the Cotton Bowl and Orange Bowl. The national championship game will be January 11, 2016, at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.
ABOUT THE CHICK-FIL-A PEACH BOWL
The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl is the ninth-oldest bowl game in the country and is one of New Year’s Six Bowls selected to host the new College Football Playoff. In 2015, the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl will host games of top nationally ranked teams as assigned by the College Football Playoff Selection Committee. In 2016, the Bowl will host its first Playoff Semifinal (#1 vs. #4 or #2 vs. #3).
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