College Football Playoff Announces Host Cities for 2021-2024 Championship Games

Written By: Brett Korpi

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Executive Director of the College Football Playoff, Bill Hancock, announced on Wednesday the sites of the national championship game for 2021-2024, including its first host in a cold weather climate, and a new NFL stadium currently under construction.

The 2021 game will be played in Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. It is the game’s first trip to Miami in the CFP-era. However, the city hosted BCS titles games every four years from 2000-2012. In 2022, the game takes its first trip to the Midwest when it arrives at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. The game makes a move west to Los Angeles in 2023. Los Angles Stadium at Hollywood Park in Inglewood, California will be the site. The futuristic stadium is set to open in 2020. In 2024, the game returns to Texas with Houston as the host city, and the game will be played in NRG Stadium.

The announcement means that in its first 10 years the College Football Playoff national championship game will be played in 10 different cities. Something, Bill Hancock, Executive Director of the College Football Playoff is proud of.

“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.”

Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium is the host site of the upcoming 2018 championship game, with Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California and Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans hosting in 2019 and 2020 respectively. The past three years the game as taken place in AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas; University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona; and Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, Florida.

Hancock believes that the cities are perfect fits for the prestigious game.

“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.”

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