Florida State football will open its season in a marquee game against Alabama and now it will do so in front of a sellout crowd.
The 2017 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Classic was announced as a sellout on Friday. The game takes place on Sept. 2 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
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This game marks the first time Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher faces off against Nick Saban, as Fisher was Saban’s offensive coordinator at LSU. Saban has a strong track record against his former assistants, but Fisher is a challenge, as he’s one of just four active coaches that have won a national title.
Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcast on ESPN.