Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game07.13.2018
OrthoAtlanta and the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game are two proud Atlanta traditions. OrthoAtlanta proudly serves as the official orthopedic and sports medicine partner to the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, a role it has held since the inaugural game in 2008. In 2018, the Saturday, September 1 game pairs the No. 7 Washington Huskies against the No. 8 Auburn Tigers to open the 2018 college football season in Atlanta in Mercedes-Benz Stadium with a scheduled 3:30 pm ET start / ABC-TV.
Matching top college football teams in a neutral-site, the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game is the nation’s longest running kickoff game and has been nationally televised on the opening weekend of the college football season since its inception. The Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game boasts an average attendance of more than 68,887 fans for each game, higher than 36 bowl games from last year. Television viewership is traditionally strong, with more than 67 million viewers tuning into the annual game since 2008.
As the official orthopedic and sports medicine partner of the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Games each year, OrthoAtlanta works largely behind the scenes to provide medical services for the teams, their coaches and officials. OrthoAtlanta physicians serve as the key medical point of contact for the visiting teams while they are in town. They provide 24/7 availability from the time the teams arrive in Atlanta, staying with the teams, traveling to the practices, and working in training rooms with team medical staff. OrthoAtlanta staff will also welcome the thousands of game spectators at the pre-game Fan Zone starting at 10 a.m. on game day.
Last updated July 13, 2018.
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In the Media
Behind the Scenes of a Bowl Game; OrthoAtlanta’s role as the official orthopaedic and sports medicine provider to the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game and Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, Southern Journal Magazine, Sept/Oct 2016