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New Orleans, Miami, Atlanta interested in future championship games

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The 2014 season will mark the beginning of the College Football Playoff Era. The first championship game under this new format will be held in Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Now cities are putting together their bids for future championship games to be played in 2016 and 2017.

Brett McMurphy of reports there are a number of cities showing interest in the 2016 and 2017 championship games with a deadline looming to submit proposals. The deadline to submit bids is September 27. A vote in November will lead to the announcement of the two host cities for the next two championship games. Which cities are interested?

According to McMurphy, New Orleans, Jacksonville, Tampa and Glendale are among those vying for the January 11, 2016 championship game. Jacksonville, New Orleans and Tampa are also considering applying for the 2017 game, along with San Antonio, Miami and San Francisco. McMurphy also reports Atlanta, Minneapolis and Arlington are considering placing a bid for either game. Of the cities mentioned, New Orleans, Glendale and Miami have a long-standing history with college football postseason games between the Sugar Bowl, Fiesta Bowl and Orange Bowl games. Arlington has obviously become a destination for college football’s biggest games as well by serving as the host for a handful of early season match-ups, the former Big 12 Championship Game and the Cotton Bowl in addition to the 2015 championship game.

New Orleans probably is the favorite for the 2016 championship game given the options mentioned in the report, although Glendale certainly would not be a huge upset. Atlanta could have a very strong case for a game as well. The College Football Hall of Fame recently relocated to Atlanta and the city is considered a hub for college football as the host of the annual Chick-fil-A Kickoff Games, Peach Bowl and the SEC Championship Game.

I’ll go out there with my personal prediction. New Orleans gets the 2016 championship game and Atlanta receives the 2017 game. Feel free to share your predictions as well.

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5 Responses to “New Orleans, Miami, Atlanta interested in future championship games”
  1. necr0philia says: Sep 19, 2013 6:16 PM

    Atlanta will have one “IF” not the best Stadium in the world by then as well! 100 yard bar 4d seats and the spiraling retractable roof just to name a few of the Amazing features in that Stadium.

  2. mrlaloosh says: Sep 19, 2013 6:55 PM

    Atlanta is a freezing ice-storm waiting to happen for a game. New Orleans and the French Quarter is the best venue by far.
    A room shaped like a sphincter is a gimmick. But appropriate for Atlanta.

  3. atlsportingreports says: Sep 19, 2013 7:12 PM

    Reblogged this on atlsportingreports.

  4. necr0philia says: Sep 19, 2013 9:30 PM

    @mrlaloosh: Your ignorant comments are a reflection of who you are!

  5. jag8r904 says: Sep 20, 2013 7:07 AM

    @mrlaloosh: “Your ignorant comments are a reflection of who you are!”, said NECR0PHILIA.

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