Chick-Fil-A Kickoff announces COVID-19 fan protocols for Alabama-Miami, Ole Miss-Louisville

The Chick-Fil-A Kickoff has announced its game plan for hosting its two marquee matchups to start the 2021 college football season.

The two games are put on annually by the Peach Bowl and feature teams that have huge followings in metro Atlanta.

No. 1 Alabama and No. 14 Miami will face off on Saturday at 3:30 p.m., which will air live on Channel 2. No. 25 Mississippi and Louisville will face off on Monday night at 8 p.m.

The kickoff previously announced it would have full crowds. Fans for all teams who are attending have probably wondered what the protocols will be for game day.

The Chick-Fil-A Kickoff says it plans for the Mercedes-Benz Stadium roof to be open for both games.

That means fans won’t be required to wear masks in the open air areas, including at their seats, on the concourses and in suites with open doors.


Officials are strongly encouraging though fans wear their masks walking throughout the stadium and in any enclosed stadiums, including the retail store.

All stadium employees will be required to wear their masks.

“Our policy decisions were made after careful consideration and discussions with Mercedes-Benz Stadium and our participating teams,” said Gary Stokan, CEO and president of Peach Bowl, Inc. “These protocols are consistent with all other recent events hosted at the stadium, and fan response has been very positive.”

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Mercedes-Benz Stadium will continue its cleaning procedures and have contactless payment options at all concessions and retail locations.

The bag policy will be same as it is for other football games at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The stadium recommends that fans don’t bring their bags, but if they do, the bags must be clear and no larger than 12″ x 6″ x 12″.

Only non-clear bags that are smaller than 4.5″ x 6.5″ will be permitted into the stadium. To learn more about the Clear Bag Policy, click here.

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