Future Chick-fil-A Kickoff matchups
Tech was not necessarily seeking to play in 2022 or against Clemson, but that was what made sense for both Tech and the Chick-fil-A Kickoff, which has put on the annual game since 2008. It ended up fitting into Tech’s five-game package at MBS.
As it will be a home game for Tech, the financial arrangement will be different than it would be for the usual kickoff game, which is normally a neutral-site game. Tech will be given control of most of the tickets for the game in the 71,000-seat stadium, and then will be due a payout after selling that allotment. As the visiting team for an ACC game, Clemson will receive 4,300 tickets. Game organizers will take a portion. Tech will have the rest.
For the 2017 game against Tennessee, Tech was given control of 30,000 tickets and its payout for selling those tickets was $2.85 million. With far more tickets to sell, the payout stands to be considerably larger. Tech makes about $3 million for an average home game.
The game will be the first Chick-fil-A Kickoff game that will be between conference members. Ten of the 14 games played to this date have been ACC-SEC matchups.
The arrangement for the four other games at MBS is more straightforward. Tech will rent the building and will collect all ticket sales.
Geoff Collins was born April 10, 1971 in Atlanta. Georgia Tech hired Collins as head football coach Dec. 7, 2018. Collins played at Western Carolina from 1989-92. Collins was on Georgia Tech's staff from 1999-2001 and 2006. Collins was head coach at Temple in the 2017 and 2018 seasons. Temple compiled a 15-10 record in those seasons. Collins became the first Temple coach to win 15 games in his first two seasons. In his first season, Temple went to a bowl for the first time in six years. Known as a strong