ATLANTA (Aug. 28, 2019) – College football fans will have a full day of events around Mercedes-Benz Stadium before watching Duke face off against No. 2 Alabama this Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET. Highlighted by the return of team walks and an enhanced experience at Tailgate Town built by The Home Depot, the events will give fans of both the Crimson Tide and Blue Devils unique opportunities for celebrating the return of college football to Atlanta.
Tailgate Town built by The Home Depot is an outdoor tailgating extravaganza located in International Plaza just outside Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Beginning at 10 a.m. ET, fans can enjoy live entertainment, food and interactive activations, as well as a variety of contests and giveaways. Food trucks will be parked outside of Hall B of the GWCC and along Andrew Young International Blvd. near State Farm Drive offering fans a wide range of food options. Atlanta’s own national recording artist Michael Tolcher will perform on the hour starting at noon ET and DJ Suspense will curate the music and entertainment for the event. Entrance is free of charge and fans of both schools, along with fans of college football, are welcome to join the festivities.
In addition to Tailgate Town built by The Home Depot, Team Walks will return to the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game for the first time in three seasons. Fans will have the opportunity to greet their teams as they make their Team Walks from The Home Depot Backyard and into Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Team buses will arrive beginning at 1 p.m., and an area that stretches into the stadium will be sectioned off so that fans, cheerleaders and team marching bands can welcome the teams.
Game Day Timeline:
10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. ET: Tailgate Town built by The Home Depot (GWCC: International Plaza)
1 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. ET: Duke Team Walk (Inside The Home Depot Backyard)
1:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. ET: Alabama Team Walk (Inside The Home Depot Backyard) – Times Subject to change
3:30 p.m. ET: Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium