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Chick-fil-A Bowl and PrimeSport Extend Partnership to Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game

PrimeSport to serve as official ticket exchange, VIP hospitality and travel package provider for 2013 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game

ATLANTA (May 28, 2013) – PrimeSport, the leader in providing direct access to sporting events, today announced a partnership as the official ticket exchange, VIP pregame hospitality and travel package provider for the 2013 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game. This year’s Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game will be held on Aug. 31 in Atlanta's Georgia Dome and feature the reigning National Champion Alabama Crimson Tide vs. the Virginia Tech Hokies in one of the most anticipated games of the year.

“We couldn’t be more excited about this match-up between two top programs, with two of the best coaches in college football -- Nick Saban and Frank Beamer,” said Gary Stokan, Chick-fil-A Bowl president and CEO. “Add all of this to two of the best fan bases in the nation and an unopposed time slot on ESPN, and you have the making of a classic college football game to kick off the 2013 season.” 

As the official Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game ticket exchange, PrimeSport creates a secure and approved marketplace for fans to buy and sell tickets in a convenient, safe and guaranteed environment. Ticket holders who are unable to attend the game have a place to safely sell their tickets. Buyers can be assured that the tickets are authentic and guaranteed, even if the game is sold out. 

As part of the partnership, PrimeSport will also be offering official Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game ticket and hospitality packages for the dedicated Tide and Hokies fan looking for a VIP experience at the event. Official pregame hospitality will include regional food, cold beverages and music, along with Alabama and Virginia Tech former players (special guests soon to be announced). Official Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game travel packages are also available from PrimeSport and include hotel accommodations, game tickets, official pregame hospitality, official souvenirs and much more. 

“We are excited to be able and give fans so many options to customize their Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game experience with official tickets, VIP experiences and travel packages,” said Greg Nortman, chief operating officer of PrimeSport. “This is going to be a great game and we are looking forward to providing the PrimeSport Experience to Alabama and Virginia Tech fans coming to Atlanta in August.”

For more information on the Official Ticket Exchange, VIP Pregame Hospitality and Travel Packages for the 2013 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, visit www.primesport.com

About PrimeSport 
PrimeSport is the leader in providing access to the biggest sporting events on the planet, offering tickets, travel packages, and VIP hospitality events for corporations, professional sports teams and fans. Official partnerships with professional and college sports organizations include multiple NFL teams, the Rose Bowl Game®, BCS National Championship, Allstate Sugar Bowl, Orange Bowl, Alamo Bowl, Liberty Bowl, Capital One Bowl, Russell Athletic Bowl, Chick-fil-A Bowl, Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, State Farm Champions Classic, Jimmy V Classic, Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, ACC Football Championship, ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament, University of Arizona, UNLV, Tulane University, and Feld Motor Sports. The company is also the official ticket and hospitality package provider for select NCAA Championships including the NCAA® Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, NCAA Men’s Final Four®, NCAA Men’s College World Series®, NCAA Women’s Final Four®, NCAA Women’s College World Series® and NCAA Men’s Frozen Four®. PrimeSport is a privately-held company, headquartered in Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit www.primesport.com or call 800/591-9198.

NCAA, Sweet 16, Elite 8, Men’s Final Four, Men’s Frozen Four, and Women’s Final Four are trademarks of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. 

About the Chick-fil-A Bowl
The Chick-fil-A Bowl is the ninth-oldest bowl game in the country and hosts the longest-running rivalry series between the ACC and SEC. Now in its 46th year, the Chick-fil-A Bowl has established itself as one of the nation’s elite bowl games with a strong of 16 consecutive sellouts and has earned a reputation as one of the most competitive bowls in the nation. Fifty-six percent of its games have been decided by a touchdown or less. The Chick-fil-A Bowl has disbursed more than $117 million in team payouts over its 45-year history and has increased team payout every year since 1996. The Bowl also leads all other bowl games in charitable and scholarship contributions, giving more than $15 million to organizations in need since 2002. Other event under the Chick-fil-A Bowl brand include the Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge charity golf tournament each spring and the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game season-opening game over Labor Day weekend. Visit Chick-fil-AKickoffGame.com for more information on the 2013 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game. 

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