The Chick-fil-A College Kickoff featuring Virginia Tech and Alabama will kickoff at 8pm on September 5, and it will be televised nationally by ABC. Both teams are expected to begin the season ranked in the Top 10, and this game will be the biggest of the opening weekend.
Last year’s College Kickoff was also broadcast by ABC in their primetime slot. #24 Alabama defeated #9 Clemson 34-10. The game between the Hokies and the Crimson Tide is even bigger, with possible national title implications.
“When you can match two top-10 teams in the first week, it really does start to look like a BCS-style game to open the season,” said Gary Stokan, Chick-fil-A Bowl president and CEO. “We think the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game is the biggest game out there and we’re proud of our partnership with ESPN and that ABC will be broadcasting the game in its prime time slot.”
The Chick-fil-A Kickoff is a creation of ESPN and Chick-fil-A. It’s goal is to create a matchup on the opening week of every college football season between two of the top programs in the country.
They payout for this game is expected to be approximately $1.9 million per school.
A link to the seating chart for the Chick-fil-A College Kickoff is linked at the bottom of this update.