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Georgia Dome

Atlanta, GA

Home of the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

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Georgia Dome (map it)
1 Georgia Dome Dr
Atlanta, GA 30313


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Year Opened: 1992

Capacity: 71,228

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2014 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl has always been one of the more attractive bowls not played on New Year’s Day. In the past, the game normally featured a top team from the SEC and a top team from the ACC. But because the game is now part of the College Football Playoff semifinal rotation, the game now has two of the 10 best teams in all of college football, which only increases the brand of the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl.

The Georgia Dome has been home to the Peach Bowl since 1992, and will continue to be its home until 2017 when the new Atlanta Stadium opens. The Georgia Dome is not shy to host events, which is why it’s one of the highest attended bowl games.

The city of Atlanta is the unofficial capital of college football, and the Peach Bowl has a lot to do with it. So if you’re a college football fan, this is one bowl game that you have to experience.

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What is FANFARE?

The FANFARE scale is our metric device for rating each stadium experience. It covers the following:

  • Food & Beverage
  • Atmosphere
  • Neighborhood
  • Fans
  • Access
  • Return on Investment
  • Extras

Each area is rated from 0 to 5 stars with 5 being the best. The overall composite score is the "FANFARE Score".

Food & Beverage    4

The food at the Peach Bowl is what you would find at any other stadium. Hamburgers, hot dogs, fries and wings are sold all over the Georgia Dome at a fair price, but the one wild card is Chick-fil-A vendors selling Chick-fil-A chicken sandwiches all over the stadium.

There is also a Taco Mac located in the mezzanine level of the Georgia Dome, so if you want some great wings and even better beer, then that would be the place to go.

And if you don't want to spend money inside the Georgia Dome, the CNN Center has a food court that includes Arby's, Great Wraps, Wendy's and Chick-fil-A.

Atmosphere    5

If there is one event at the Georgia Dome that has the best atmosphere, it would have to the Peach Bowl. The reason for that is the officials for the Peach Bowl do a good job making both fan bases welcome, despite being on a neutral site.

The Georgia Dome is one of the bigger domes in the world, but that doesn't take away from the seating when it comes to watching the game. Even in the 300 level, you get a great view of the game and you get to see everything.

The biggest thing for me is the marching bands, and they always do a good job getting the fans ready for the game. During the pregame and halftime, the bands are a key reason the atmosphere is great at the Peach Bowl.

Neighborhood    5

The Georgia Dome is located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, so there is never a time where you won't find anything to do.

When it comes to eating, Stats may be the best place to go, because it's located a block away from the dome. Stats is an upscale sports bar that has plenty of TVs and is a great place to meet new people.

As for entertainment, the World of Coca-Cola and the Georgia Aquarium are two great places to take the family, and they are located three blocks away from the dome. But the best place to go as far as entertainment is the College Football Hall of Fame, which opened in August 2014. It's a place where every college football fan needs to go to before they die.

Fans    5

Another great thing about the Peach Bowl is the fans and how they travel to support their team. The teams playing in the Peach Bowl are not playing for a national title, but because of the history and tradition of the game, the fans do come out and support their team on New Year's Eve.

Because of the fan support, the Peach Bowl is like going to a college game in the fall on Saturdays. That is a reason why the Peach Bowl has seen a lot of success.

Access    4

For the most part, getting to and from the Georgia Dome is not difficult. However, with the new stadium being built right next to the dome, it's a little challenging, especially with there being fewer parking spots.

But the price to park is not bad, considering the game. To park around the dome, it will cost $20, and you won't have a far walk. But the best bet is to take MARTA, which is the city's transit station. For a round-trip ticket, the cost is $5 and the train will take you right to the dome.

One of the bigger problems when it comes to access is getting inside. Security has to pat everyone down, and that causes long lines and frustrated fans.

Return on Investment    5

Tickets for the Peach Bowl are not cheap. In fact, for a ticket in the 300 level, it would cost over $100. But you can find tickets on the secondary market for nearly half the price, which is what I did.

It makes sense for tickets to cost as much as they do, because the Peach Bowl has become a bowl that everyone wants to watch. The games are competitive and the fans love making the trip to Atlanta. If there is only one college football game that you can attend, the Peach Bowl is the best bet.

Extras    4

One point goes to the staff. They are friendly and always there to help.

One point goes to FanFest, located in the Georgia World Congress Center. It's a great place to get autographs and play games before taking in the Peach Bowl.

One point goes to the interactive seating map located right inside the Georgia Dome. This is good for fans if they are having trouble finding their seat.

One point goes to the parade right before the game. This is another good way to get fans excited for the New Year's Eve classic.

Final Thoughts

Every time I go to the Chick-fil-A Bowl, it keeps getting better and better. It's a great atmosphere for fans, the game is always competitive and there are plenty of things to do before kickoff. It does not have the same swagger like the Orange, Rose or Sugar Bowl, but the Peach Bowl is a game that every college football fan needs to experience sooner than later.

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Crowd Reviews

2011 Chick-fil-A Bowl

Total Score: 4.57

  • Food & Beverage: 3
  • Atmosphere 5
  • Neighborhood: 5
  • Fans: 5
  • Access: 5
  • RoI: 5
  • Extras: 4

The Chick-fil-A bowl is played in the Georgia Dome on December 31st each year. The matchup features a team from the SEC versus a team from the ACC. To many, the game is considered one of the top matchups outside of the BCS.

The Chick-fil-A Bowl originated as the Peach Bowl in 1968, and is still referred to as such by many who choose to ignore the corporate sponsorships which have overtaken the more traditional names over the years.

2013 Chick-fil-A Bowl

Total Score: 4.86

  • Food & Beverage: 4
  • Atmosphere 5
  • Neighborhood: 5
  • Fans: 5
  • Access: 5
  • RoI: 5
  • Extras: 5

The Chick-fil-A Bowl is considered one of the best non-BCS bowls on the schedule. It is played at the Georgia Dome every year on New Year’s Eve.

Normally, the game features a team from the ACC and the SEC. But with the College Football Playoffs taking place in 2014, the 2013 edition of the Chick-fil-A Bowl was the last game where both conferences would go head-to-head.

Started in 1968, the Chick-fil-A Bowl has been played at Grant Field and Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium before moving to the Georgia Dome in 1992. And when the new Atlanta Falcons stadium is built in 2017, the plan is the have the Chick-fil-A Bowl played there.

The Chick-fil-A Bowl has been a success over the years. The game has sold out for 17 consecutive seasons, making it the second longest sellout streak in the country only behind the Rose Bowl. If you've had a chance to experience the Chick-fil-A Bowl at least once in your life, you know exactly why that's the case.

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