We now know the location of the College Football Playoff title game through 2024.
The national championship sites had already been announced through 2020, and the College Football Playoff Management Committee announced its selections for the years 2021 through 2024 on Wednesday.
CFP Executive Director Bill Hancock said the goal was to play the first 10 CFP title games in different locations. Mission accomplished.
“When we created the playoff, we said we wanted to move the national championship game around,” Hancock said. “We have done that. We call it ‘ten in ten’ — ten different communities will have hosted the national championship game in the first ten years of the playoff. The CFP National Championship is one of the most popular sporting events in the United States and we’re proud to bring the game to fans in different regions of the country.”
Here’s how the first decade of the CFP era will shake out:
2015: North Texas (AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas)
2016: Arizona (University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona)
2017: Tampa Bay (Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida)
2018: Atlanta (Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia)
2019: Bay Area (Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, California)
2020: New Orleans (Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana)
2021: Miami-South Florida (Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida)
2022: Indianapolis (Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana)
2023: Los Angeles (Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park, Inglewood, California)
2024: Houston (NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas)
“Each of the four cities chosen met or exceeded our standards for selection,” Hancock said.
“Each has a first-class stadium that our fans will enjoy, a great convention center, excellent hotels for teams and fans, and the communities have successful track records of hosting major events. Each city also has wonderful, supportive people who we rely on to host a successful game.”
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