Ultimate Atlanta College Football Playoff National Championship Guide

The city of Atlanta, Ga is excited to host the College Football Playoff National Championship and there  will be amazing events for everyone to participate. President Donald Trump will also be attending the College Football Playoff National Championship game on Monday.

Ultimate Atlanta College Football Playoff National Championship Guide

Welcome to the city of Atlanta, Georgia better known as the ATL! The welcome song for the city of metro Atlanta is now the Welcome To Atlanta (Falcons Remix). Falcons partnered with Jermaine Dupri to create a remix of his iconic “Welcome to Atlanta” song.

Atlanta City Events

No events planned for Friday in Atlanta, GA to celebrate the College Football Playoff National Championship.

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Saturday, January 6, 2018 Media Day 

Location: Philips Arena 

9-10 A.M. – Highest-Ranked Team

10:30-11:30 A.M. – Lowest-Ranked Team

Media Day features one-hour sessions with the teams and coaching staffs participating in the College Football Playoff National Championship. More than 1,000 credentialed media members will be present in addition to live sets from ESPN, conference networks and more. Media Day is free and open to the public!

Saturday, January 6 – Monday, January 8, 2018  Fan Playoff Central interactive experience 

Location: Georgia World Congress Center, Building A

10 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Kickoff excitement with a 300,000 square-foot interactive experience, Playoff Fan Central will give fans the opportunity to be a part of championship week while creating memories that last a lifetime. The three-day, family-friendly event features games, youth sports clinics, pep rallies and exhibits celebrating college football and its history. Playoff Fan Central will also include sponsor activation, special guest appearances and autograph signings.

Tickets $8 in advance and $10 at the door/ Kids 12 and under get in free with adult purchased ticket.

Saturday, January 6 – Monday, January 8, 2018 AT&T Playoff Playlist Live!

Location: Centennial Olympic Park

Gates open at 4 p.m.

AT&T Playoff Playlist Live! will bring three days of music to downtown Atlanta, serving as the ultimate soundtrack for championship week. The free event will feature a variety of national recording artists, firework shows and sponsor giveaways. Performances by Jason Derulo and Charlie Puth will kick off the event on Saturday (January 6) night, along with special guest LizzoThe Chainsmokers will headline Sunday (January 7), with additional performances by Bebe Rexha and Spencer Ludwig. On game day, Monday (January 8), Darius Rucker will headline the pregame event from the Capital One Quicksilver® Music Stage, along with opening act Brett Young.

Saturday, January 6 – Monday, January 8, 2018 Championship Tailgate Plaza

Location: International Plaza

9a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

The Championship Tailgate Plaza is the gathering place for fans who want to experience extreme tailgating at the College Football Playoff National Championship. With three days of outdoor activities, fans will have the opportunity to zip line, participate in free-fall stunt jumps and more.

Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018 Extra Yard 5K

Location: Starts at Mercedes Benz Stadium and finishes at CNN Center 

8 a.m.

The Extra Yard 5K is the official road race of the College Football Playoff. The event includes live entertainment, activities with race sponsors and a post-race awards ceremony. All proceeds benefit Extra Yard for Teachers, the College Football Playoff Foundation’s primary platform that elevates the teaching profession by inspiring and empowering quality teachers.

Registration for the Extra Yard 5K is now open and includes two (2) tickets to Playoff Fan Central, a participant shirt, finisher’s medal and an entry into the drawing for game tickets. The top overall male and female finishers will each win two (2) tickets to the College Football Playoff National Championship and there is a special discount available for teachers with the promo code “TEACHER” when registering. The registration pricing timeline is as follows:

  • Going on now – $25 with a $5 discount with the code TEACHER
  • November 28 – $30 with a $10 discount with the code TEACHER
  • January 1 – $35 with a $15 discount with the code TEACHER
  • Race Day – $45

Discount eligibility restrictions apply. Valid faculty or school staff ID and photo identification required at packet pick-up. Limit one discount per faculty/staff ID and offer is non-transferrable.

Click here to register. 

Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018 Taste of the Championship 

Location: Georgia Aquarium

7 p.m. -10 p.m.

Taste of the Championship is a foodie’s dream. Ticket buyers will sample gourmet food and beverages from Atlanta’s most notable restaurants and breweries while celebrating teachers from across the United States. Proceeds from the event support the College Football Playoff Foundation and its Extra Yard for Teachers platform.

General Admission: $250
VIP: $350

Click here to purchase tickets. 

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Monday, Jan. 8, 2018 Game Day 


10 AM – Championship Tailgate Plaza (International Plaza) & Playoff Fan Central (GWCC Building A),      10 AM – Toddler Time Penguin Party (Georgia Aquarium)
Noon – AT&T Playoff List Live! (Centennial Olympic Park)
3 PM – Box Office and Ticket Windows Open at Gate 1
5:30 PM – Gates Open (Go to Gate 4 for easy access!) 
7:30 PM – Pregame Show
8 PM – Kickoff!

You will be able to carry the following style and size bag, package, or container at stadium plaza areas, stadium gates, or when approaching queue lines of fans awaiting entry into the stadium:

• Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12” x 6” x 12.”

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• One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar).

• No Small clutch bags for the College Football Playoff National Championship, only clear bags that do not exceed 12” x 6” x 12″ will be allowed.


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