Report: Atlanta replaces Las Vegas as host of future national championship game

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Per a report from The Action Network’s Brett McMurphy, Atlanta will be the host city for the 2025 College Football Playoff National Championship Game (2024 season).

Las Vegas was the original site for the 2025 game, but due to a scheduling conflict the College Football Playoff was forced to look elsewhere.

McMurphy stated in May that this move was coming as a result of a scheduling conflict with the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The CES, which is held in Vegas in early January, draws roughly 200,000 visitors to the city, occupying hotel rooms and convention room space.

McMurphy wrote in his original report:

“There was a request to move CES a week, which wasn’t happening, and Las Vegas asked the CFP to move the title game back a week later,” a source said. “But there was no dice there either.”

Per WSB-TV, expect an official announcement on Tuesday afternoon. Governor Brian Kemp, Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens and Atlanta Sports Council President Dan Corso are expected to be in attendance for the announcement.

The next four title game locations are as follows:

Jan. 9, 2023: Los Angeles

Jan. 8, 2024: Houston

Jan. 6, 2025: Atlanta

Jan. 5, 2026: Miami

Atlanta joins Miami as the only two cities to host two title games during the CFP’s original 12-year contract.

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Atlanta hosted its first national championship in January of 2018, a game Georgia fans remember all-too well. Alabama beat the Dawgs, 26-23, in overtime.

McMurphy noted that Vegas would likely get its turn to host the game in 2027.

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Story originally appeared on UGA Wire