Schedule of Events

We are happy to announce an outstanding event lineup to kick off the 2022 college football season in Atlanta, Georgia. The Howard University Bison will face-off against the Hornets of Alabama State University on Saturday, August 27th. The game will be televised live in primetime on ESPN the time is 7:00 PM.

 

Below please find the schedule of events as well as the links for your friends and fans to purchase tickets and parking for the game.

 

Sign-up here to receive the latest Cricket MEAC/SWAC Challenge Kickoff Ticket and Event Information.

 

Visit ATL AIRPORT DISTRICT CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU – MEAC SWAC Challenge to plan your trip now!

 

*PLEASE NOTE: Schedule is Subject to Change.

THURSDAY
AUG 25th

9:00am - 11:00am

HIGH SCHOOL SEMINAR

WESTLAKE HS

The High School seminar is an event that consists of a panel discussion with sports professionals hosted by Jay Harris from ESPN and breakout sessions from our partnered sponsors, Cricket, Truist, and the US Army. The purpose of the High School Seminar is to help educate students on specific topics and careers before they transition to college. Cricket Wireless will be educating students about social media. At the same time, Truist will give students insight into financial literacy. The US Army will speak about career opportunities and service. In attendance will be representatives from Howard University and Alabama State University admission's office. The panel with Jay Harris from ESPN will be an open discussion with sports professionals offering insights on their career field and journey to where they are today to the students.

FRIDAY
AUG 26th

7:00pm - 9:00pm

ESPN KICKOFF RECEPTION

Kimpton Overland Hotel

SATURDAY
AUG 27th

2:30pm

COCA COLA FAN EXPERIENCE

Summerhill Lot A

3:00pm - 3:30pm

HIGH SCHOOL BAND JAMBOREE (NEW MANCHESTER & MLK HIGH SCHOOL BANDS)

Summerhill Lot A

4:00pm - 4:30pm

COLLEGE BAND JAMBOREE (HOWARD AND ALABAMA STATE)

Summerhill Lot A

5:00pm - 5:30pm

2-CHAINZ (MINI CONCERT) ON COCA-COLA STAGE

Summerhill Lot A

5:30pm

GATES OPEN

Center Parc Stadium

6:30pm

COCA-COLA FAN EXPERIENCE ENDS

Summerhill Lot A

7:05pm

KICKOFF LIVE ON ESPN

Center Parc Stadium

Cropped cricket meac swac challenge logo light png