The marquee event will be played in Mercedes-Benz Stadium – the Falcons’ new home under construction downtown — on Jan. 8, 2018, College Football Playoff executive director Bill Hancock said Wednesday afternoon. The game will cap the first football season in the stadium, which is slated to open in March 2017. Atlanta was competing against Miami, Houston and Santa Clara, Calif., for the game. It’s the second national mega-event awarded to Atlanta’s new $1.4 billion stadium.
ATHENS — John Sweeney and his family were driving down Clayton Street in downtown Athens looking for a parking place so they could eat at one of their favorite places, Mellow Mushroom. After circling the block a couple times, a spot miraculously opened up right in front of the entrance. Just as they pulled in, a legendary figured walked by. “’Oh my God, that’s Herschel Walker,’” Sweeney shouted in the crowded car. “Only the greatest player in the history of college football!” Sweeney said.
Looking lost in the clouds, workers pressure-washed the façade of Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Monday. The stadium, scheduled to open Aug. 26, will host college football’s national championship game Jan. 8. JOHN SPINK/JSPINK@AJC.COM. On Jan. 8, the college football championship will be decided at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, marking the first time the sport’s champion will be crowned in Atlanta.
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