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Florida State-Alabama already sold out. Sorry

MONICA HERNDON | Times

In a stunning turn of events, there appears to be interest in the Sept. 2 Florida State-Alabama season opener in Atlanta.

The game announced Friday morning that it has sold out.

Organizers of the event seemed pleased at the completely unforeseeable update.

"We're calling this game the GOAT, the Greatest Opener of All Time, because of the projected rankings, the dominance of these two programs and the fact that this is the toughest ticket I have seen in my 20 years in college football," Peach Bowl president and CEO Gary Stokan said in a statement. "To possibly have #1 against #2 in the first game of the season is a credit to the programs that Nick Saban and Jimbo Fisher have built and their willingness to play this game shows their desire to compete at the highest level."

And here's this, from Peach Bowl chairman Percy Vaughn: "We knew this was going to be a special game, but I'm not sure we fully expected it to reach historic levels like this."

The game will kick off at 8 p.m. on ABC. Both teams should be ranked in the top five, and there's a chance the Crimson Tide and Seminoles are 1-2 in the country.

A quick search on StubHub shows that for $35 you can...get into the tailgate party. As a designated driver. Tickets range from $450-$5,000. On Seatgeek, tickets range from $334-$4,485.

 

[Last modified: Friday, July 7, 2017 9:55am]

    

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