Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech football sells out opening weekend game against Clemson

Atlanta — Georgia Tech football’s season-opening Labor Day game against the Clemson Tigers is sold out. The game will be held at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in downtown Atlanta, just a few miles from Tech’s campus.

The 2022 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game between Clemson and Georgia Tech on Sep. 5, finishes off the opening weekend of college football.

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“We’re excited to open the 2022 season in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Being the only college football team in the nation that is guaranteed to play a game annually at Mercedes-Benz Stadium is a huge privilege for Georgia Tech football, and doing it in the season opener against a great opponent like Clemson only sharpens our focus as we approach the season,” Georgia Tech head coach Geoff Collins said. “We’re looking forward to playing in front of a great crowd at Mercedes-Benz Stadium and a huge Monday Night Football television audience on ESPN.”

This will be Clemson’s third appearance in the game, after facing Alabama in the inaugural Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in 2008 and then defeating Auburn 26-19 in 2012.

Georgia Tech will play in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game for the second time after previously facing Tennessee in 2017.

The Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game is the nation’s longest-running neutral-site season opener, according to the release. The game has been sold out for 14 of 18 games since its creation in 2008.


Earlier in the holiday weekend, on Saturday, Sep. 3, the other Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game will feature reigning national champion Georgia Bulldogs will face the University of Oregon at 3:30 p.m. on Channel 2 Action News.

The game averages more than 67,000 fans in attendance, and more than 87.5 million viewers have watched it on television since 2008, according to the release.

The Clemson vs. Georgia Tech Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game will kick off in prime time at 8 p.m. on Monday, Sep. 5 and will be broadcast nationally on ESPN.

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