Everything you need to know
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 and 2015, the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl hosted top nationally ranked teams as assigned by the College Football Playoff Selection Committee. In 2016, the Bowl hosted its first College Football Playoff Semifinal between No. 1 Alabama and No. 4 Washington. This season, the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl celebrates its 50th Anniversary, it’s Golden Season, at the pinnacle of college football.
The Bowl has earned a reputation as one of the most competitive bowls in the country, with 53 percent (26 of 49) of its games being decided by a touchdown or less. Peach Bowl, Inc. has disbursed $161 million in team payouts over its 49-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 $22.1 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 is the presenting sponsor and manager of The Dodd Trophy national coach of the year award.
Assigned by College Football Playoff Selection Committee on Dec. 3
Jan. 1, 2018
12:30 p.m. EST
- $12 million in total team payouts
($4 million per conference plus additional $2 million for teamexpenses)
- More than $161 million all-time team payouts.
- Nationally televised by ESPN
- Viewership of 19.8 million peak households in 2016, with a total of 111 million all-time households
2.88 million fans in attendance since 1968
“College Football’s Most Charitable Bowl Game” increased its charitable and scholarship contributions by 8% in 2016 – giving a total of $1.7 million to those in need. The Bowl has now given a total of $22.1 million in charity and scholarship since 2002.
More Than A Game
The Peach Bowl, Inc. family of properties also includes the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, a marquee neutral-site matchup of top-ranked teams that opens each season, the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge charity golf tournament each spring and The Dodd Trophy presented by the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, the nation’s most coveted national coach of the year award.
- Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Chairman:
- President & CEO, Peach Bowl, Inc:
Gary P. Stokan