Report: Six cities in mix to host first football title game

According to, six cities are in the mix to host college football’s first championship game as part of the four-team playoff system that will begin in the 2014 season. The list of candidates includes the cities of the four BCS bowls – Miami (Orange), Pasadena, Calif. (Rose), New Orleans (Sugar) and Glendale, Ariz. (Fiesta) – plus Atlanta (Chick-fil-A) and Arlington, Texas (Cotton).

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The four-team playoff system was approved in June and goes into effect at the end of the current BCS system that runs through the 2013 season.

The national championship game will be played Jan. 12, 2015.

As for future title games, ESPN reports the following:

“Requests will be submitted allowing any city to bid for the contest — the same way that cities bid for the NFL’s Super Bowl.”

Among the cities expected to bid, experts anticipate Indianapolis and Detroit to be in the mix.


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Ed Crawford on 9/24/2012 @ 6:09pm EDT Said:

How about Indianapolis, Kansas City, and some of the Midwestern cities.Could the Wells Fargo arena in DesMoines be fitted with a football field?

huskerred on 9/25/2012 @ 9:05am EDT Said:

Big shocker here, four of the six arenas are in the south and southeast.

Luke on 9/25/2012 @ 11:26am EDT Said:

With a new Vikings stadium scheduled to open in 2016, I wonder if Minneapolis will ever get any consideration?