The Peach Bowl is an annual game that was started in 1968 by the Atlanta Football Host Committee, Inc., a non-profit community organization. In 1998, The Peach Bowl became part of the Bowl Championship Series (BCS). In 2006, the BCS established a new format and The Capitol One Bowl moved from Orlando to Atlanta. Now known as the Chick-fil-A Bowl, it is one of 12 bowls that will rotate as hosts for the semi-final games in the College Football Playoff. The game has been played at its current home, the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia since 1994.
What’s with the Peach?
A peach is not just any fruit! It’s Georgia’s state piece just like how New York means “The Big Apple.” A peach was named Georgia’s official fruit on May 8th, 2009 . Blackberries are also grown in Georgia just ask Whitney Houston who sang about them in her song “Blackberry Winter.” There are so many varieties of peaches grown here including Red Havens, Sun Highs, and Georgia Belles to name a few.
Why are there peach-shaped water towers located throughout the city?
When the Dome first opened it needed a way to easily identify itself. The architects decided on a 100-foot white water tank with a giant peach on top of the structure. Decals were applied to make this happen. There are six other smaller peach tanks around town as well.
What is the outside of the Georgia Dome made out of?
The exterior walls consist of two layers that peel apart, much like onion skin. The inner layer is composed of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and aluminum, while the outer layer is fiberglass matting covered in PVC laminate. These materials have stood up well time but require occasional inspection, patching, and painting.
What is the Georgia Dome made out of?
The Georgia Dome was originally built with Horseshoe seating, then converted to an “Upper Deck” configuration in 1994. The end zones were blocked off reducing the capacity to 72,000 for two seasons (1995-1996) while construction took place. The lower bowl seats approximately 64,000 fans and has suites located along the sidelines. Now the stadium holds up to 74,228 for football games. The upper deck can be tarped off for soccer games which allow for 22,600 spectators.
When is the peach bowl 2016
The #9 Florida State Seminoles (10-2) and the #6 Houston Cougars (11-1)
A battle of high-flying offenses! For those who like offense, then this is the game for you. These teams average over 40 points a game and neither defense has been very impressive. If you’re into coaching matchups, Jimbo Fisher vs Tom Herman wouldn’t be a bad one to watch either.
Tickets are sold through Ticketmaster or by contacting the schools directly. If you are looking to pick up tickets on game day, check out the box office at Gate D & E for $150, $100, and $75 level tickets. The box office opens three hours before kickoff. These prices will sell out so be sure to get your tickets early!
What is the best way to get there?
If you’re driving to the game, parking lots open five hours before kickoff; except B-14 which opens four hours prior. Arrive early to ensure a good spot as tailgating will be taking place in these lots (except the red lot).
Campus Drive near North Deck closes two hours before kickoff and remains closed until one hour after the ends. General Parking Rates are $20, UGA students are free with a valid ID. The Gameday Xpress bus service is available for $15 round trip, to park at Smart Park on the campus of Georgia State University. You can also take Marta’s red line or blue line to the GWCC station which is direct across from the Dome.
The Peach Bowl should be a good one so tune in to ESPN, Dec. 31st at 12:30 pm! Tickets are sold through Ticketmaster or by contacting the schools directly. If you are looking to pick up tickets on game day, check out the box office at Gate D & E for $150, $100, and $75 level tickets. The box office opens three hours before kickoff. These prices will sell out so be sure to get your tickets early! You can also take Marta’s red line or blue line to the GWCC station which is direct across from the Dome.