Knights become first Group of Five team to sell their full ticket block in the College Football Playoff era.
ATLANTA (Dec. 6, 2017) – The No. 12 UCF Knights have sold their entire ticket allotment for the matchup with seventh-ranked Auburn in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, UCF and Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl officials announced today.
UCF officials confirmed the block of 12,500 tickets marks the largest initial ticket allotment ever sold for a bowl game, and also the fastest sellout in school history. The Knights are now the only Group of Five team to sell through their entire ticket block in the College Football Playoff era.
UCF will notify account holders of their order status on Monday.
“I’m not surprised that we sold out of our ticket allotment in record time,” said Danny White, UCF vice president and director of athletics. “I told Gary Stokan that Knight Nation would support their team and support the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl if we were fortunate enough to be invited and our fans did just that. We can’t wait to get to Atlanta and celebrate this amazing team and this magical season with our great fans. There will be a lot of black and gold in Atlanta over the holidays. We know it’s going to be a great week for our team and for Knight Nation!”
The UCF sales effort of getting through its entire allotment in three days also makes them one of the fastest Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl teams to sell its entire block of tickets.
“UCF fans have made a huge statement coming out in full force to support their undefeated and 12th-ranked Knights,” said Gary Stokan, Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl CEO and president. “We’re quickly approaching a game sellout and expect it to be a full house with an unbelievable atmosphere as we ring in the New Year with our 50th Anniversary Game.”
The 50th annual Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl will be played on New Year’s Day at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta and will be nationally televised by ESPN. Game time is set for 12:30 p.m. ET leading into the College Football Playoff Semifinals. This marks the third time the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl has been played on New Year’s Day and the first time the game has ever been played in the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
UCF will be making its first trip to the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, while Auburn will make its sixth appearance. Auburn currently holds a 4-1 record in the game, with its last appearance resulting in a 43-24 victory over Virginia in 2011.
FEW TICKETS REMAIN
Select tickets are still available and are on sale now through the Bowl’s website. Visit www.Chick-fil-APeachBowl.com/tickets to purchase tickets. The official ticket resale marketplace for the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl is Ticketmaster. Visit www.ticketmaster.com for details.
Fans can also purchase VIP Packages – including tickets and hospitality – from the Bowl’s exclusive ticket package provider, PrimeSport. Visit http://www.chick-fil-apeachbowl.com/tickets or www.PrimeSport.com to access the PrimeSport ticket package offers.
ABOUT THE CHICK-FIL-A PEACH BOWL
Peach Bowl, Inc. operates the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, one of the New Year’s Six Bowls selected to host the College Football Playoff. This season, the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl is celebrating its Golden Season, including its 50-year history of traditions and successes as the nation’s ninth-oldest bowl organization. The Bowl has earned a reputation as one of the most competitive bowls in the country, with 53 percent of its games being decided by a touchdown or less. Peach Bowl, Inc. has disbursed $160 million in team payouts over its 50-year history. 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 runs the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge charity golf tournament and manages 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/CFAPeachBowl.