For Mountaineer fans headed to Atlanta to see West Virginia take on Alabama in the 2014 Chick-fil-A Kickoff game, there will be no shortage of events to fill your time.
One of the most popular WVU Alumni Chapters, The Peach State Chapter, has organized numerous events for fans traveling to see the Mountaineers play.
With kick-off slated for 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 30thinside the Georgia Dome, the Peach Tree Chapter events will begin on Thursday, August 28th and go throughout the weekend.
President of the WVU Alumni Peach State Chapter, Bill Toothman, explains this Labor Day weekend as “The Perfect Storm”.
“This is all happening right in our backyard. It is the opening game of the season. It is a holiday weekend. It is drivable from Morgantown or with having a major airport in Atlanta, fans can fly in for the weekend easily.”
Festivities will start Thursday with a Kick-Off Party at Laseter's Tavern at 7 p.m. The tavern has been a West Virginia Alumni hot spot for years and will offer food and drink specials, as well as live music.
Friday night the celebration will move to Park Tavern, one of the premier party locations in Atlanta. For seventy-five dollars, Mountaineers Fans can enjoy food, open bar, live music and much more.
“We hope to have close to 30, 000 people coming in town for these events and the game. We can promise these festivities will be filled with great enthusiasm, great music and great food. Hopefully, it will end up just like the 2006 Sugar Bowl…with a Mountaineer win.”
Festivities will continue on game day with The Mountaineer Pregame Fest starting at 11 a.m. and bringing you right up to kick-off with the Crimson Tide. Located in the Georgia World Congress Center, adjacent to the Georgia Dome, fans can enjoy lunch, cash bar with two drink tickets, live music, and full access to the official Chick-fil-A Kickoff Fan Fest, including the team walk, for seventy-five dollars.
Concluding weekend activities, the Atlanta Braves will host a WVU Day at Turner Field as the Braves take on the Miami Marlins. With being a holiday weekend, this gives WVU fans an opportunity to visit many Atlanta attractions earlier on Sunday, and still go to a Major League Baseball game in the early evening.
There will be a group of seats in the upper level in left field that allows in and out access to the Braves 755 Club from your seats reserved for Mountaineer Fans. The 755 Club is a private club, with full bar, complete food service, air conditioning, and the ability to enjoy the game from inside, if you choose. Tickets are thirty-five dollars each.
“So many of our past events, people have had to wear wristbands or pay at the door to attend. The magnitude of the events surrounding the game against Alabama is on a new level. Fans can go straight to our website, www.wvuatlantakickoff.com, complete all transactions online and use their phones or print tickets for the events, just like Ticketmaster.”
Fans can find out more information on events throughout the year organized by the WVU Alumni Peach State Chapter by going to www.wvupeach.com.