Statement from Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl President and CEO Gary Stokan on the College Football Playoff Announcement regarding game date shifts:
“Today’s announcement by the College Football Playoff is a huge win for college football fans, the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl and the city of Atlanta,” said Gary Stokan, Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl president and CEO. “This will make it easier for fans to travel to and enjoy our game, and it will create more attractive television broadcast windows as well.
In consulting with the College Football Playoff throughout this process, we absolutely agreed this is the best possible move. For us, playing on two additional Saturdays is a win for everyone involved. This shift puts us in a great position. In each of the next four years, we will either play as a Semifinal game or as a lead-in to a Semifinal game.”
Future game dates, as announced by the College Football Playoff will be:
- 2016 Season: Saturday, Dec. 31, 3pm or 7pm (Semifinal)
- 2017 Season: Monday, Jan. 1, Noon (lead-in to Semifinals)
- 2018 Season: Saturday, Dec. 29, Noon or 1 pm (lead-in to Semifinals)
- 2019 Season: Saturday, Dec. 28, 3pm or 7pm (Semifinal)