Seven Cities Interested in Hosting College Football Playoff

After years of heated debate, the 2014-15 college football season offered fans the very first taste of the College Football Playoff. All in all, there were several positives and negatives regarding the tournament style National Championship, and now, seven cities have bid to host the event from 2018 to 2020. Last week, the Associated Press reported that the San Francisco 49ers were entered to host the game, but six other cities are also reportedly interested. Atlanta, Charlotte, Miami, San Antonio, Minneapolis and Jacksonville have each reportedly entered to win one of the three games, and the official entrants list is expected to be announced in May.

The 2016 and 2017 Nationals Championships will be hosted in Glendale, Arizona and Tampa, Florida respectively, however, the next three years will be declared in early October. Cities are not permitted to host a semi-final game and the National Championship in the same year, which puts cities such as Pasadena, California and Miami, Florida in a difficult predicament.

Due to the National Championships January start most of the potential cities are warm destinations, but it could become more interesting if popular cities such as New York and Washington, D.C. enter the running.  Both have available NFL stadiums and a population large enough to endure a massive crowd.  Still, fans must expect Miami and Atlanta to be two of the front-runners to host the games primarily because of the combination of whether and stadiums making for the game’s perfect storm.  More information will come to light as the October announcement approaches and remember to tune into for all your latest news.

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