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49ers bid on 2017 college football championship game

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Minneapolis wants to host the 2017 college football championship game. So do the San Francisco 49ers, who hope to be able to host the game in their new football stadium located in Santa Clara. The San Jose Mercury News reports the defending NFC champions are bidding on just the 2017 championship game, a year after hosting the Super Bowl, and only the 2017 game.

The details of the Bay Area bid are private but officials say they are mostly following the blueprint from their plans to host the Super Bowl. Tens of thousands of hotel rooms would be set aside, extra police officers will be brought in and special public transit and freeway plans would be set up. Convention centers and local facilities, mostly in Santa Clara and San Jose, would be set aside to host a week of events.

The site of the new championship game is up for bid on a city by city basis, as opposed to having the BCS bowl games serve as the host for a championship game on a rotating basis. The process is modeled similarly to the bidding process for the NFL’s Super Bowl, and the College Football Playoff committee will be looking for many of the same qualities for any city vying to host their new championship game. That includes a stadium with at least 65,000 seats, a number that will easily be met by the new home of the 49ers.

Other cities interested in hosting future college football championship games include Miami, New Orleans and Atlanta.

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8 Responses to “49ers bid on 2017 college football championship game”
  1. mcjon22 says: Sep 25, 2013 10:37 PM

    Shouldn’t it HAVE to be played in a city that actually cares about college football?

  2. mattypbillsmafia says: Sep 25, 2013 10:43 PM

    It’s not like the Super Bowl is played in cities that care about nfl football. ie Miami, Jacksonville, Tampa… It’s all about who offers the most cheese

  3. manik56 says: Sep 25, 2013 10:50 PM

    This game will rival the Super Bowl quickly and it will, and should be treated as such. The game should be played all over…just not in London.

  4. patschuster7106 says: Sep 25, 2013 11:10 PM

    Reblogged this on Schu Football Report.

  5. thefiesty1 says: Sep 26, 2013 7:59 AM

    Stadium is just too small for a championship game. If they can’t seat at least 80,000 then they can’t host.

  6. buckeye1nation says: Sep 26, 2013 10:24 AM

    Why is New Orleans considered such a great spot? They can’t even keep the lights on during the Super Bowl. The only Super bowl played in the Rain was in Miami. Tampa, on the other hand, has a 65K+ stadium, beautiful weather in January and has successfully hosted 4 Super Bowls. Not to mention a RABID college football base. Why is Tampa not even considered in the running?

  7. 8to80texansblog says: Sep 26, 2013 10:50 AM


    You just knocked out
    New Orleans
    San Diego
    St Louis

    According to Wikipedia there are 25 stadiums in the US with capacity over 80k… but of those 25 only 5 cities that could handle a championship game…

    Dallas (2 but 1 is a college stadium)
    LA (2 but 1 is a college stadium)
    Austin (College stadium)

  8. rjruthve says: Sep 26, 2013 6:31 PM

    San Fran is awesome. You got great weather, great sites, awesome stadium and you gotta love those trolley cars. Last time I was there, I went on a ghost hunt in Alcatraz. So scary!

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