Chick-fil-A Kickoff to keep the lid on

Peach Bowl Inc Gary Stokan said he preferred for the Alabama-FSU game Sept. 2 and the Tech-Tennessee game Sept. 4 to be played with the roof closed to ensure controlled conditions.

He told the AJC: 

“I know when it’s closed, everything is going to go well,” Stokan said. “The air conditioning will be fine. … I think whenever you put on an event the less things you need to be concerned about, the better. And I know with the roof closed it’ll be a great atmosphere and experience.

“If I keep it closed, the weather doesn’t matter. I know I’ve got 72 degrees. I think you want to control the elements as much as you can, obviously, not only for the fans but for the coaches and the players.”