It was released today that nine cities are bidding to host the College Football Playoff National Championship Game in 2018, 2019 and 2020. With the success of the first ever college football championship in the post-BCS era, cities and communities are looking to bring the festivities to their part of the nation and share in the glory that we saw in the inaugural game at AT&T Stadium in North Texas this last January.
In 2016, the College Football Playoff National Championship Game will be in Glendale, Arizona. The following year it will take place in Tampa, Florida.
Here are the cities bidding for each of the three years follow the 2017 championship:
- 2018: Atlanta, GA, Santa Clara, CA, Miami, FL, Houston, TX
- 2019: Santa Clara, CA, Charlotte, NC, Detroit, MI, Houston, TX, New Orleans, LA, San Antonio, TX
- 2020: Santa Clara, CA, Charlotte, NC, Houston, TX, Minneapolis, MN, New Orleans, LA, San Antonio, TX
Pac-12 fans must love the eagerness of Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara putting out such an effort to host the National Championship Game. With the emergence of the Pac-12 as one of the premier conferences in the nation, they will no doubt have teams in a good spot to play in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game in the next several years.
This makes sense for the the representatives for Levi’s Stadium to bid every year, essentially until they get it. They want this game.
And why not? This game will draw a crowd no matter what two teams make it to the championship, but having a Pac-12 team playing in a stadium in their own region would benefit everybody. The College Football Playoff committee, the Pac-12, ESPN, the potential Pac-12 school in the NC and their fans.
Not only that but a game in California in early January as opposed to cities like Detroit and Minneapolis sounds a lot more appealing.