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OrthoAtlanta and the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game

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. 

This year, the 2018 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, held in the state-of-the-art Mercedes-Benz Stadium, with over 70,103 in attendance and broadcast nationally on ABC-TV, was a top-10 matchup between then ranked No.6 Washington Huskies and the No. 9 Auburn Tigers. Ultimately it was 21 - 16 Auburn over Washington, and an exciting start to the college football season. 

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 Game 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 marketing staff welcomed thousands of game spectators at the pre-game Fan Zone presented by Coca-Cola on Saturday, Sept. 1 at the Georgia World Congress Center Building A.

OrthoAtlanta Physicians at 2018 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game
OrthoAtlanta physicians serving at the 2018 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium include (left to right) Donald Fowler, MD; Jeffrey Smith, MD; Michael Behr, MD; Richard Johnston, MD; and Todd Schmidt, MD. Dr. Todd Schmidt serves as the medical director of the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl and Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game.
2018 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game Coach Comparison presented by OrthoAtlanta
The 2018 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game Coach Comparison presented by OrthoAtlanta was viewable on the Halo Board at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Last updated September 11, 2018.

Learn more about the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game at their website.

Learn more about Fan Zone presented by Coca-Cola at their website.

In the Media

OrthoAtlanta is Official Sports Medicine Provider of the 2018 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game on September 1

OrthoAtlanta is Official Sports Medicine Provider of 2017 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Games on September 2 & 4

OrthoAtlanta Sponsors Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Game on September 3, 2016 Serving as Official Sports Medicine Provider

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

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