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Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game

No. 14 Miami vs. No. 1 Alabama

Sept. 4 | 3:30 PM | ABC

The Manny Diaz Show kicks off 2021 with a preview of Miami's season-opening matchup with defending national champion Alabama.

Ticket Information

The Hurricanes open their season at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta against the defending National Champions Alabama on Saturday, September 4th at 3:30pm.

Why a fan should buy through UM? Directly support UM Athletics and sit by other Canes supporters to create a home-field advantage.

Ticket Prices

Upper Level: $125
Lower Level/Mezzanine: $250

Parking Information

Parking is available through Mercedes-Benz’s partner, SP Plus. All purchases must be made directly through SP Plus as UM Athletics does not have the ability to sell parking for this event. All parking decks & surface lots have designated ADA parking and they are on a first come first serve basis upon arrival to the lot.

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Parking Map

Parking Lot Information

Green Deck $20.00
Blue $30.00
Yellow  $30.00
LOT M $40.00
Orange $50.00
Red $50.00
North Gate 1 $50.00
Silver $50.00
HBDY $60.00
My RV $120.00

Parking & Transportation Details 


Mercedes-Benz Stadium has two pick up/drop-off locations in close proximity to the stadium for fans using rideshare apps.

  • Fans are encouraged to exit the stadium at Gate 1, to access the primary and largest zone located at the GWCC Building C (north of the Gold Deck on Northside Drive).
  • The secondary location is at the corner of Centennial Olympic Park Drive and Andrew Young International Blvd., and can be easily accessed from Gates 2, 3, or 4. This zone is smaller and may experience longer wait times.
RV Parking

RV parking is available in the Marshalling Lot located on Ivan Allen Blvd., North of the stadium. Those interested in RV or bus parking may purchase parking by logging onto GWCC’s website at for further information.


Due to the limited parking, fans are strongly urged to use the Metro Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) from various stations throughout metropolitan Atlanta. The Philips Arena/GWCC/Georgia Dome and the Vine City Stations both serve Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Parking Map

Pre-Game Tailgate

The Hurricane Club and UM Alumni Association are excited to offer Canes fans a pre-game tailgate experience at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Miami will host donors, alum, and supporters in a dedicated outdoor space with tents, tables, chairs, and TV’s to get ready for the big game.

This event is sold out! Those that have registered will receive an email on August 26 with detailed event information including check-in. See you in Atlanta!


Friday, September 3, 2021 | 7:00 – 10:00 P.M. (EST)

Live! at the Battery | 825 Battery Avenue SE, #600 Atlanta, Georgia

Join the Atlanta ’Canes Community for a Beat ‘Bama PEP RALLY with our local and visiting University of Miami alumni and fans, as we kick off the 2021 Miami Hurricanes football season.

Pep Rally highlights include special guests including Sebastian, live entertainment – DJ, a signature Hurricane cocktail (included with ticket price for those 21 years and older with valid ID), raffle for awesome prizes, and mingling with fellow ’Canes, fans and friends of the U!

Show your Miami Hurricanes spirit, and celebrate with your fellow ’Canes, special guests and live entertainment. Don’t forget to wear your ’Canes colors and favorite gear!

Tickets are $10 with all proceeds to benefit the Atlanta ’Canes Community Scholarship Fund.  (Children 3 years of age and younger are free.)

Pep Rally Tickets

Gameday Information

Schedule of Events
  • 7:00am –  Parking Lots Open
  • 10:30am – 2:30pm –  Tailgate Town Opens – International Plaza
  • 11:30am – Will Call Opens – Gate 1 windows
  • TBD –  Miami Team Walk – The Home Depot Backyard
  • 1:30pm – Gates Open
  • 1:30pm – Player Guest Will Call Opens – Inside Gate 1
  • 3:30pm – Kickoff

Alabama will wear their white uniforms and Miami will wear their dark uniforms. Exact jersey/pant combo is TBD.

Team Hotel

Renaissance Concourse – One Hartsfield Centre Parkway – Atlanta, GA 30354

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Pregame and Halftime Show
  • Both bands will participate in the pre-game and halftime show.
  • UM Band will be positioned in the lower rows of section 116 during the game
Cashless Venue
  • Mercedes-Benz Stadium is now a cashless venue. If you do not bring a credit or debit card there are ten cash-to-card kiosks that will be available. Guests will be able to feed the cash into the machine and obtain a pre-paid debit card with the same amount with no transaction fee. These cards can be utilized as any other pre-paid debit card or credit card within the stadium as well as outside the stadium.
  • Kiosk Locations:
    • Team Store (2 kiosks)
    • Section 108C (inside Mercedes-Benz Club)
    • Section 122
    • Section 126C (inside Delta Sky360 Club)
    • Section 229
    • Section 303
    • Section 332
First Aid Stations
  • There are 4 First Aid locations at the stadium where treatment is available in the event of a medical emergency:
    • 100 Concourse – Section 133
    • 200 Concourse – Section 243
    • 300 Concourse – Section 345
Guest Service Centers
  • Sections 116, 201, 244, 301
  • Gates 1 and 2 entrances
Clear Bag Policy

Bags must be clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and not exceed 12” x 6” x 12”. Bags cannot be tinted with color or include oversized content that prevents visibility into the clear bag.

Non-permissible Items/Behaviors
  • Mercedes-Benz Stadium management is responsible for enforcing the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game’s policies in this area. Patrons shall be encouraged to return non-permissible items to their automobiles, when applicable.
    • Abusive, foul or disruptive language
    • Alcohol, illegal drugs or harmful chemicals
    • Animals(except service animals to aid guests with disabilities)
    • Aerosol cans or pressurized containers
    • Bags that do not follow The Mercedes – Benz Stadium clear bag policy (please see Bag Policy)
    • Batteries: Electric or battery operated apparel, or signs. Including loose batteries or items with loose batteries.
    • Bottles, cans and beverage containers of any kind
    • Cameras with lens longer than 6″ (detachable or non-detachable)
    • Chairs, booster seats, stools or other seating devices
    • Food items
    •  Hover-boards
    • Inflated balls, including beach balls, or any missile or object that can be used as a projectile
    • Interference with the progress of the event (including throwing objects)
    • Knives of any length
    • Large Umbrellas – Must be under 33 inches to be allowed in the building.
    • Laser Pointers
    •  Lights
    • Masks related to health provisions are permitted; Other masks that cover or conceal identity are not permitted
    • Noisemakers, including but not limited to, whistles and horns
    • Pyrotechnics, firearms and weapons of any kind or any other item or action deemed dangerous or inappropriate
    • Signs or flags (no larger than 3’ X 5’), shakers, pom-poms or any item with a pole or stick.
    •  Thermoses/Cups
    • Ticket scalping
    • Trespassing, soliciting, peddling and loitering
    • Tripods, monopods and Selfie-Sticks
    • Weapons of any kind including, but not limited to, knives, pepper spray, stun guns, concealed weapons and firearms and/or any other item deemed dangerous, unnecessary, inappropriate or suspicious in nature, by any MBS team member.


University of Miami students will receive ticket information in August.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I purchase?

You can purchase tickets to the Chick-fil-A Kickoff game below.

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How many tickets can I purchase?

Each account may purchase 10 tickets.

When will parking be available?

Parking is available through Mercedes-Benz’s partner, SP Plus. Prices start at $TBD. All purchases must be made directly through SP Plus as UM Athletics does not have the ability to sell parking for this event.

When will I receive my tickets?

Mobile tickets will be sent prior to the game in August. More information will be shared closer to that delivery timeline. Printed tickets will not be available.

I need ADA seating. What do I do?

Please contact the Hurricanes Ticket Office by calling 1-800-GO-CANES for assistance.

Are there any pre-game festivities to be aware of?

The Hurricane Club and UM Alumni Association are excited to offer Canes fans a pre-game tailgate experience at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Miami will host donors, alum, and supporters in a dedicated outdoor space with tents, tables, chairs, and TV’s to get ready for the big game.

You can learn more about the pre-game tailgate experience under Parking and Transportation Detail at the top of the page or you can register for the event here.

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Does my young child need a ticket?

All people, including newborns, infants, and toddlers, need a ticket in order to enter Mercedes-Benz Stadium.