Atlanta To Host Three College Football Bowl/Playoff Games Next Season

Atlanta will get a lot of attention this upcoming bowl season.

This is because the city will be the site of THREE bowl events in the 2024-25 college football season. Atlanta will host the biggest game of them all, the College Football Playoff National Championship game, in January next year. It has been six years since Atlanta has hosted the CFB Championship game. The Celebration and Peach Bowl are  Atlanta traditions that continue into the upcoming college football season. All three games will be played at Mercedes Benz Stadium.

Here’s the data on the upcoming games…

Cricket Celebration Bowl

December 14th

Mercedes Benz Stadium, 12 PM (TV coverage: ABC)

This will be the ninth Celebration Bowl MBS has hosted. It would have been the tenth, had the 2020 event not been cancelled due to the Covid 10 pandemic. Since 2015, the Celebration Bowl has been the championship game for two of the largest Historically Black College and University team leagues, MEAC and SWAC. In the last Celebration Bowl meeting, the Florida A&M Rattlers defeated Howard Bison 30-26.

Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl 

January 1st 2025

Mercedes Benz Stadium, 1 PM (TV coverage: ESPN)

A tradition in Atlanta since 1968, this classic has been held at MBS since 2018. Ole Miss defeated Penn State 38-25 in last year’s Peach Bowl. The Georgia Bulldogs beat Ohio State 42-41 in a victory that got them a game closer to their eventual 2022 National Championship.

College Football Playoff National Championship

January 20th

Mercedes Benz Stadium, 7:30 PM (TV coverage: ESPN)

This will be the second time Atlanta has hosted a College Football Playoff National Championship game. The last time was in 2018 when the Georgia Bulldogs lost to Alabama 26-23 in overtime. Georgia would go on to win back-to-back Natties, but in Lucas Oil Stadium (Indianapolis, 2022) and SoFi Stadium (Los Angeles, California, 2023)

Only Orlando, Florida holds as many bowl game events as Atlanta, with the Staffona Cure Bowl, Pop-Tarts Bowl, and Cheez-It Bowl.

The Bowl Season committee also posted all of the vital data for other bowl games next season as well.

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