Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Game Time and Television Coverage Announced

ROLLTIDEDOTCOM Alabama will return to the Georgia Dome to open the 2013 season.
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Alabama will return to the Georgia Dome to open the 2013 season.
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March 5, 2013

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Alabama football team will face Virginia Tech in the 2013 Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Game at 4:30 p.m. (CT) on Saturday, August 31. The game will be televised nationally by ESPN.

The Crimson Tide will be playing in the Chick-Fil-A Kickoff for the third time. Alabama defeated Clemson by a score of 34-10 to open the 2008 season and topped Virginia Tech, 34-24, in the 2009 opener in the Georgia Dome.

Under head coach Nick Saban, UA has played in four previous neutral site regular season games. The Tide lost to Florida State in Jacksonville in 2007 by a score of 21-14 and opened the 2012 campaign with a 42-14 win over Michigan in Dallas. Alabama will also begin the 2014 season in Atlanta with a matchup against West Virginia in the Chick-Fil-A Kickoff.

Below is the complete list of game times and television coverage announced by ABC/ESPN on Tuesday:

Thursday, August 29                       North Carolina at South Carolina               5 p.m. (CT) on ESPN
Thursday, August 29                       Mississippi at Vanderbilt                           8:15 p.m. on ESPN
Saturday, August 31                        Alabama vs. Virginia Tech                        4:30 p.m. on ESPN
Saturday, August 31                        Georgia at Clemson                                7 p.m. on ABC
Saturday, August 31                        TCU vs. LSU                                           8 p.m. on ESPN
Thursday, September 24              Kentucky at Mississippi State                       6:30 p.m. on ESPN