Georgia Tech Athletic Director, Todd Stansbury, announced on Tuesday afternoon that the school struck an agreement with Mercedes Benz and the Peach Bowl to host one Georgia Tech game for the next five seasons beginning in 2020.This is a big move for Georgia Tech in many ways as each game will be nationally televised and played on a big stage.
As we said, the deal is for 2020-2024 and the first game of the deal is the 2020 Notre Dame game on November 14. The 2024 Notre Dame @ GT game will also be played at MBS.
In 2022, Georgia Tech will play Clemson on Labor to kick of that season at MBS. The two teams face off to open the 2019 season in Death Valley to kick off the new ACC Network on Thursday August 29th.
The games to be played at the Benz in 2021 and 2023 will be announced in the future. It is worth mentioning that Georgia Tech needs to add one more FBS game for 2021 and up to two FBS opponents for 2023.
The games will count as “home” games for Georgia Tech rather than neutral site games. However, Todd Stansbury said that there will still be six home games a year played at Bobby Dodd Stadium.
With Georgia Tech ushering in a new coaching era with Geoff Collins and is trying to “rebrand” the program, it is big to get games like this. If you want to be a power house, you have to win on the big stage. By doing this deal, Georgia Tech will have their chance to put themselves back on the map.
By: Bret Anderson