Peach Bowl announces earliest sell out in game's history
The 2022 college football season isn’t here yet, but one key postseason game is already sold out. The Peach Bowl announced Wednesday that the 2022 College Football Playoff Semifinal game at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium is sold out. It marks the earliest sell out in the bowl game’s 54-year history.
The Peach Bowl CFP semifinal game will be played Saturday, Dec. 31. The CFP selection committee will reveal its final rankings for the season on Dec. 4. At that time, the Peach Bowl will be assigned either the No. 1 vs. No. 4 or No. 2 vs. No. 3 game and a kickoff time of either 4 p.m. ET or 8 p.m. ET. The game will air on ESPN.
While the Peach Bowl is announcing the game as sold out, fans of the 2 participating teams will still be able to purchase tickets through the school. The participating schools will be allocated their contractual ticket allotments once the matchup is set.
The Peach Bowl notes that 23 of its last 26 games have sold out. The game last hosted a CFP semifinal in 2019, when LSU defeated Oklahoma 63-28.
“We’ve been saying this will be our ‘Record Season’ and that’s already coming to fruition with the earliest sellout in our history,” Gary Stokan, Peach Bowl, Inc. CEO and president, said in a release. “It’s a testament to the passion for college football that exists with the Atlanta fans and to the quality of games we are able to host on an annual basis. This year our ‘Record Season’ includes hosting five top-10-ranked teams between our two Chick-fil-A Kickoff Games to open the season and our College Football Playoff Semifinal Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl at the end.”
SEMIFINAL ➡ SOLD OUT
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