UNC fans in the Atlanta area were responsible for 2,427 of all tickets sold Monday and the sales aren't slowing down. As of Wednesday, more than 11,000 tickets were in the hands of the Carolina contingent. The Tar Heels' opponent from the Southeastern Conference will be announced Dec. 9.
"Our fans are really excited to be in a bowl of this caliber against a quality opponent from the SEC," said Clint Gwaltney, UNC's director of ticket operations. "We're all looking forward to making the trip to Atlanta and I think we'll have a great crowd."
The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl is the only guaranteed ACC vs. SEC match-up and is recognized as the most competitive bowl game in history with an average margin of victory of 8.8 points. The 2001 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl will be played 7:30 p.m., Dec. 31 in the Georgia Dome and will be nationally televised on ESPN.