Mercedes-Benz Stadium to Operate at Full Capacity for Alabama-Miami Game
Both Chick-fil-A Kickoff Games set for Labor Day weekend will expand to full capacity with all seats inside Mercedes-Benz Stadium available for sale, Peach Bowl, Inc. announced.
The first full weekend of the 2021 college football season will feature a pair of marquee Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game matchups. (2) Alabama will face (25) Miami on Saturday, Sept. 4 (3:30 p.m. ET, ABC) and Louisville will face (18) Ole Miss in prime time on Monday night, Sept. 6 (8 p.m. ET, ESPN).
A return to full attendance levels is possible due to increased access of the COVID-19 vaccine and the rigorous health and safety protocols already in place at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
“We plan to keep all current safety measures in place to provide the safest environment possible for all our fans so that everyone can enjoy the return of college football,” said Gary Stokan, Peach Bowl, Inc. CEO and president. “We can’t wait to get back to the electric, sold-out atmosphere for our Chick-fil-A Kickoff Games. “We’re just excited for these teams and their fans that college football will be back to normal.”
The announcement comes as teams, leagues and stadiums continue the trend of lifting the COVID-19 restrictions that limited fan attendance to a fraction of normal levels.
Tickets to both games can be purchased directly through the participating universities. The Alabama ticket office is currently taking requests from season ticket holders while Miami will begin that process in mid-June for their matchup on Sept. 4. Both Louisville and Ole Miss are currently selling tickets for their matchup on Sept. 6.
Fans interested in purchasing tickets to either game are encouraged to contact the ticket office of their school for more information.
Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl annual ticket holders will receive an offer for both games during the renewal period starting June 7. Fans that are not school season ticket holders or Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl buyers can join the waiting list by visiting http://cfapb.com/waitlist.