Posted September 19, 2013

Report: Seven cities to bid on 2016, 2017 college football title games

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University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz will bid to host the 2016 college football championship. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Univ. of Phoenix Stadium hopes to host the 2016 college football championship. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Four cities will place bids to host the 2016 College Football Playoff championship, with three new cities joining three of the 2016 bidders to pursue the 2017 title game, reports ESPN.com.

The deadline to submit requests for proposals to bid on the 2016 and/or 2017 College Football Playoff is next Friday, Sept. 27.

Bids are expected to receive a vote in November by 10 FBS commissioners and Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick.

The cities that will bid on the 2016 championship, to played on Jan. 11, are: Glendale, Ariz., Jacksonville, Fla., New Orleans and Tampa, Fla.

Jacksonville; Miami; New Orleans; San Antonio, Texas; San Francisco; and Tampa will bid on the Jan. 9, 2017 game, according to the report. AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, will host the first College Football Playoff championship on Jan. 12, 2015.

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The Rose Bowl, which will host the final BCS championship on Jan. 7, 2014,  will not host the 2016 or 2017 title games.

“The Tournament of Roses chose not to submit a bid for the national championship for the 2016 and 2017 games,” the Rose Bowl said in a statement. “The Association continues to evaluate the prospects for the 2018 game including the financial obligations, community support and regional involvement. The Association will use the upcoming BCS National Championship in Pasadena to continue the assessment process.”


9 comments
lgibbs421
lgibbs421

Whee the hell is Atlanta? We'll have a new stadium as big as the JerryDome by 2017.

crimsonmastodon
crimsonmastodon

Jerry Jones's cow palace is the best stadium, although I hold fond memories of the Super Dome.  Considering Atlanta will have a new state of the art stadium, I wonder why they aren't submitting a bid?  I don't know when the new Falcon stadium will be completed however.

CaptainCoyoteSander
CaptainCoyoteSander

University of Phoenix is better than Jerry World. Don't be ignorant.

noahwayne0
noahwayne0

As much as I hate the Cowboys, have to admit Jerry World is the best place to hold the title game - of the other locations listed, only San Fran is nice 

bees31ballard
bees31ballard

I am so sicked and tired of the "and Notre Dame Athletic Director" sh**. Why do they have a single vote. They are irrelevant. get in a conference. this is BS.

crimsonmastodon
crimsonmastodon

@CaptainCoyoteSander You obviously haven't seen the cow palace then.  I've also spent time in both cities and, for me, I'd give Dallas a slight edge there as well. IMOP of course.

lgibbs421
lgibbs421

@bees31ballard Agreed! While they USED to be a dominant football program, that is no longer the case.

Anon4
Anon4

@bees31ballard Agreed. 'Dame's refusal to join a conference gives them an inherent competitive advantage by sparing them the rigors of a conference season and tournament. Other than a fading mystique that's kept alive by knuckle-draggers who will never even see the gates of ND's campus and a TV contract, 'Dame's influence on the NCAA cheapens the game for all. F 'em.