Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl moves to New Year’s Day

The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl will get a New Year’s Day time slot when its 50th annual game kicks off at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018 in the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

The game will be the first New Year’s Six bowl game played that day and will lead into the College Football Playoff Semifinals at the Rose Bowl Presented by Northwestern Mutual and the AllState Sugar Bowl. The national championship game is Monday, Jan. 8 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

This marks the third time the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl has been played on New Year’s Day.

“This will be a very special day and time to play our 50th anniversary game and we look forward to pairing up with the Rose Bowl and Sugar Bowl in a great television window on ESPN, “ said Gary Stokan, CEO and president of the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl.

Last year’s College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl set a Georgia Dome record for attendance (75,996), delivered more than 19.3 million television viewers, and set a record for charitable donations at $1.7 million.

Tickets to this year’s Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl will be will be available for sale to the general public in July.

The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl will next host a semifinal game in 2019.