2014 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game
Saturday, August 30, 2014 • 3:30 p.m.
Georgia Dome in Atlanta
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The Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game will open the 2014 college football season with not one, but two marquee games in Atlanta’s Georgia Dome. Following Ole Miss-Boise State on Aug. 28, the second game features a projected preseason Top-5-ranked Alabama against West Virginia on Saturday, Aug. 30. The Crimson Tide vs. the Mountaineers will kick off at 3:30 p.m. EST and will be televised nationally on ABC and ESPN2. The game will represent the first-ever meeting between the teams. MORE...
For the first time ever, the West Virginia Mountaineers and the Alabama Crimson Tide will do battle on the football field. The Mountaineers sport the 14th-best winning percentage all time in college football. This will be West Virginia’s first trip back to the Georgia Dome since a 38-35 win over No. 7 Georgia in the 2006 Sugar Bowl. The Tide are fresh off their sixth straight 10-win season and hold an 18-game winning streak away from home. Alabama, coached by Fairmont, W.Va., native and former WVU assistant Nick Saban, has claimed three of the last five BCS National Championships.
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More than 145,000 fans are expected in Atlanta to celebrate the opening weekend of the 2014 season, which is expected to generate nearly $70 million in economic impact for the city. In Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game style, both games will include their own pregame activities including team tailgates, FanZone presented by Coca-Cola Zero, and the traditional team walks and pep rallies. The Georgia Dome is the largest cable-supported domed stadium in the world and is centrally located in downtown Atlanta. It comfortably seats 71,959 fans and has played host to Olympic Games, Super Bowls, NCAA Final Fours and more.