Chick-fil-A Bowl statement in response to the BCS Presidential Oversight Committee's announcement on the future of post-season college football:
The Chick-fil-A Bowl is excited about the announcement of the new four-team playoff for college football and applauds the BCS Presidential Oversight Committee and the conference commissioners for their leadership. We now have a system that will continue to provide teams and fans with a rewarding bowl experience while determining a true national champion.
The Chick-fil-A Bowl is eagerly anticipating the opportunity and plans to pursue a bid to host college football's national championship game in Atlanta.
"We believe we can assemble a compelling bid and play a significant role in college football's new post season," said Gary Stokan, Chick-fil-A Bowl president and CEO. "As the future home of the new College Football Hall of Fame, Atlanta has it all … a world-class facility, a proven host city, transportation and lodging infrastructure, corporate support and a track record for successfully hosting major sports events that cannot be matched."
Over its long history as one of college football's most successful bowl games, the Chick-fil-A Bowl has an established record of leadership, local support and partnerships from the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau, Atlanta Sports Council, Atlanta Falcons, Georgia Dome, Georgia World Congress Center and City of Atlanta that will help deliver the assets necessary to provide an unmatched destination for college football's post season.
In addition to opportunities to host the championship game, the national semi-finals or the new Champions Bowl, the Chick-fil-A Bowl remains committed to hosting the Chick-fil-A Bowl in Atlanta and elevating the position of the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game. We will maintain our history and tradition as college football's most charitable bowl game and continue to grow and improve our game within our partner conferences.