Virginia Accepts Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Bid
November 22, 1998
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The University of Virginia accepted an invitation today to participate in the 1998 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl in Atlanta, Ga. The Cavaliers will face an opponent from the Southeastern Conference. The SEC representative will be announced at a later date.
Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl officials and representatives from Chick-fil-A, Inc., and the Atlanta Convention and Visitor’s Bureau will formally extend the invitation to UVa at a pep rally Monday at University Hall at 11:00 a.m. The pep rally is open to the public and Virginia fans are encouraged to attend to show their support of the Virginia football program, the Peach Bowl and Chick-fil-A.
The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. on December 31 at the 71,000-seat Georgia Dome and will be televised nationally by ESPN.
This is Virginia’s third Peach Bowl invitation. The Cavaliers defeated Purdue 27-24 in the 1984 Peach Bowl and downed Georgia 34-27 in the 1995 game. This is Virginia’s 10th bowl bid, all under head coach George Welsh.
“We are excited about the invitation to the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl,” said Welsh. “It is a nice reward for our team and fans. Our two other Peach Bowl games went down to the wire and I expect this one to be the same. Atlanta is an exciting place for our fans, and the Georgia Dome is a great facility for the players and fans.”
Virginia is 8-2 this season and has one game remaining–at Virginia Tech on November 29.
The Virginia Athletic Ticket Office will begin accepting orders Monday (Nov. 23) at 9:00 a.m. Tickets are $40 each and may be purchased by calling the Ticket Office at 800/542-8821 or 804/924-8821 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The ticket office will be open through Wednesday (Nov. 25) of this week and will reopen on Monday, November 30.
A limited number of Club level tickets, priced at $60 each, will be available to Virginia Student Aid Foundation (VSAF) donors as well. The VSAF priority deadline is Wednesday (Dec. 2).
University of Virginia students may purchase Peach Bowl tickets starting Monday (Nov. 30) at 9:00 a.m. at the ticket office in University Hall. Student tickets will be $40 and require a valid University of Virginia student I.D. at the time of purchase.
Join Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl officials and representatives from Chick-fil-A, Inc., and the Atlanta Convention and Visitor’s Bureau in a pep rally Monday to announce the University of Virginia’s bid to play in the 1998 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl in Atlanta, Ga. The pep rally is scheduled to begin at 11:00 AM at University Hall.
Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl president Gary Stokan and UVa head coach George Welsh will be present for the official ceremony to extend the invitation.
The pep rally is open to the public and Virginia fans are encouraged to attend to show their support of the UVa football program, the Peach Bowl and Chick-fil-A.