President Donald Trump is reportedly planning to go to Monday's game.
President Donald Trump is expected to attend the College Football Playoff National Championship on Monday night, a White House official told CNN. First Lady Melania Trump is also expected to attend the contest.
The first couple will be hosted by Vice President Mike Pence's Chief of Staff Nick Ayers and his wife Jamie.
The states of Georgia and Alabama were big Trump states when he won the election last November, but it is unclear which school he will be rooting for in the game between the two SEC programs.
There was a national uproar after Bama and LSU played for the 2012 BCS National Championship.
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Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields holds up a clear bag, the only type of bag allowed for fans inside the college football championship game, during a press conference in Atlanta, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Wednesday that local law enforcement personnel are working with the Secret Service to prepare for Trump's arrival at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
This would be Trump's second visit to Georgia since winning the presidency.
Alabama dismantled defending champion Clemson in the Sugar Bowl and Georgia beat Oklahoma in double overtime in the Rose Bowl to qualify for the championship game.
About a year ago, Trump called the congressional district that sweeps through the heart of Atlanta a "crime infested" area that is in "horrible shape" after U.S. Rep. John Lewis said he planned to boycott Trump's inauguration.