The Alabama Crimson Tide will be making the trip to the Georgia Dome in Atlanta for the SEC Championship Game next month, and they also learned of a future date at the venue.
On Monday morning, it was announced that Alabama will take on the Duke Blue Devils in the 2019 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game. This will be the fourth meeting between the two programs, with the Crimson Tide holding a 2-1 series lead.
Alabama is 4-0 in Chick-fil-A Kickoff Games.
The game is set for Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, with a kick time and television network yet to be announced.
“This will be a unique matchup to kick off the 2019 season and an interesting matchup of two accomplished veteran coaches. We expect a bowl-like atmosphere and an exciting opening to another great year of college football,” said Percy Vaughn, Chick-fil-a Peach Bowl chairman.
Duke will be making its debut in the game.
“These are two great programs with passionate fan bases that will surely pack the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium, creating an incredible atmosphere for college football,” said Gary Stokan, Peach Bowl, Inc. president and CEO. “We are thrilled to have Alabama back for another Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game and can’t wait to welcome Duke back to Atlanta.”
Past and Future Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game match-ups can be seen below:
|2008||(9) Clemson vs. (24) Alabama||Alabama 34-10|
|2009||(5) Alabama vs. (7) Virginia Tech||Alabama 34-24|
|2010||(16) LSU vs. (18) North Carolina||LSU 30-24|
|2011||(5) Boise State vs. (19) Georgia||Boise State 35-21|
|2012||(25) NC State vs. Tennessee||Tennessee 35-21|
|2012||(14) Clemson vs. (24) Auburn||Clemson 26-19|
|2013||(1) Alabama vs. Virginia Tech||Alabama 35-10|
|2014||(18) Ole Miss vs. Boise State||Ole Miss 35-13|
|2014||(2) Alabama vs. West Virginia||Alabama 33-23|
|2015||(25) Louisville vs. (6) Auburn||Auburn 31-24|
|2016||(18) Georgia vs. (22) North Carolina||Georgia 33-24|
|2017||Alabama vs. Florida State|
|2017||Georgia Tech vs. Tennessee|
|2018||Washington vs. Auburn|
|2019||Alabama vs. Duke|