Report: Alabama to open 2017 season against FSU in Atlanta

BY foxsports • June 20, 2015

Fans have been waiting for years to see the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Florida State Seminoles meet in a national title or playoff game. While the dream matchup has never materialized, the two teams reportedly are expecting to reach an agreement to open the 2017 season against one another, according to the Palm Beach Post.

The season opening game would take place in Atlanta, in the Falcons' new stadium, which has yet to be constructed. The schools are expected to reel in between $4-$5 million for the game. 

The matchup of the two SEC/ACC powers comes after the two teams have won four of the last six national title games. While neither team made the championship game in the inaugural College Football Playoff, they did both make the semifinals a season ago. 

Alabama currently holds the series edge at 3-1, although Florida State won the lastest meeting between the two by a score of 21-14 in 2007.

(h/t Palm Beach Post)

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