The Florida Gators bench cheers during the second half of the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Saturday, December 29, 2018. The Florida Gators beat the Michigan Wolverines, 41-15. (ALYSSA POINTER/ALYSSA.POINTER@AJC.COM)
Photo: Alyssa Pointer
Photo: Alyssa Pointer

With school allotments gone, Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl officially a sell out

The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl is officially a sellout, with a record number of tickets purchased, it was announced by bowl game officials on Wednesday.

LSU and Oklahoma each sold their allotment of 13,040 tickets for the national semifinal that will be played Dec. 28 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Tickets to the general public, including an additional 1,500 standing room only, were previously sold out. The total makers the largest number of tickets sold in the 52-year history of the Peach Bowl and is the game’s 21st sellout in the last 23 games.

“We’re expecting a record crowd and an electric atmosphere in Mercedes-Benz stadium,” Peach Bowl CEO and President Gary Stokan said. “Ticket demand is extremely high to see two of the nation’s top-ranked offenses led by this year’s Heisman Trophy winner, Joe Burrow, and Heisman Trophy runner-up, Jalen Hurts.” 

The winner of the semifinal will advance to the College Football Playoff national championship on Jan. 13 in New Orleans. They will meet the winner of the Fiesta Bowl between Clemson and Ohio State.

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