ATLANTA (Dec. 29, 2016) – Fans attending the 2016 College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl in Atlanta on Dec. 31 are encouraged to arrive early to the stadium and not to bring bags into the Georgia Dome or any game day event location. If bags must be carried into the stadium, fans will be asked to adhere to a clear bag policy.
The enhanced security measures will also be in effect at Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl FanFest presented by Tyson in the Georgia World Congress Center prior to the game.
Fans will be able to carry the following style and size bag, package, or container at FanFest, stadium plaza areas, stadium gates, or when approaching queue lines of fans awaiting entry into the stadium:
- Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and are no larger than 12” x 6” x 12”
- One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziplock or similar)
- Small clutch bags no larger than 4.5” x 6.5” can be taken into the stadium in addition to the clear plastic bag
Bags will be monitored at secondary security perimeter locations set up around the Georgia Dome and Georgia World Congress Center, and increased law enforcement and K-9 patrols will be prevalent throughout the area.
“The overall safety and security of our fans, teams and event personnel is our number-one priority as we prepare for game day and all of the events leading up to kickoff,” said Gary Stokan, president and CEO of the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. “We urge all fans to be aware of the policy and follow it carefully to make entrance into the stadium as easy as possible for everyone.”
Items that are typically carried in diaper or baby bags must be carried in a clear bag that meets the standards of the bag policy.
Fans may still bring items such as binoculars and cameras, provided they are not in cases, as well as smart phones into the Georgia Dome and Georgia World Congress Center.
Working personnel, including media, will continue to enter the Georgia Dome through designated gates where they are required to show appropriate credentials and will be subject to screening and bag inspections. For more information on the clear bag policy or the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl’s enhanced security efforts, visit Chick-fil-APeachBowl.com.
The 49th annual Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl will host a College Football Playoff Semifinal on Dec. 31 at 3 p.m. EST from the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. The game will be nationally televised by ESPN.
About Peach Bowl, Inc.:
Peach Bowl, Inc. operates the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, the ninth-oldest bowl game in the country and one of New Year’s Six Bowls selected to host the College Football Playoff. In 2014-15, the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl will hosted top nationally ranked teams as assigned by the College Football Playoff Selection Committee. In 2016, the Bowl will host its first College Football Playoff Semifinal (#1 Alabama vs. #4 Washington). The Bowl has earned a reputation as one of the most competitive bowls in the country, with 54 percent of its games being decided by a touchdown or less. Peach Bowl, Inc. has disbursed $150 million in team payouts over its 48-year history and has increased team payout every year since 1996. The Bowl also leads all other bowl game organizations in charitable and scholarship contributions, giving more than $21 million to organizations in need since 2002. Peach Bowl, Inc. also owns and manages the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge charity golf tournament and The Dodd Trophy national coach of the year award. For more information, visit Chick-fil-APeachBowl.com or follow us on Twitter at @CFAPeachBowl and find us on Facebook at Facebook.com/ChickfilAPeachBowl.