Nine cities bid to host future College Football Playoff Championship Games


On Wednesday, nine cities bid to host the 2018, 2019, and 2020 Championship Games.

The College Football Playoff was exciting last year with incredible games from start to finish. Now, it appears that everyone wants a piece of the action.

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The College Football Playoff announced on Wednesday that nine cities have officially placed bids to host the Championship Game during the 2018, 2019, and 2020 campaigns.

The nine cities are Atlanta, Charlotte, Detroit, Houston, Miami, Minneapolis, New Orleans, San Antonio and Santa Clara. Houston and Santa Clara were the only cites to place bids to host each of the three games. Breaking it down further, here is how the bids are calculated by year.

2018: Atlanta, Houston, Miami, Santa Clara

2019: Charlotte, Detroit, Houston, New Orleans, San Antonio, Santa Clara

2020: Charlotte, Houston, Minneapolis, New Orleans, San Antonio, Santa Clara

Atlanta, Miami, and New Orleans would be the three cities that would make the most sense to me. Atlanta already hosts the SEC Championship Game and is well-versed in playing that role. Miami has hosted a number of Super Bowls and may have a new stadium in the works as David Beckham and others are trying to make that happen. New Orleans has also held a number of BCS National Championship Games with the last one occurring in 2012, when Alabama shut out LSU by a 21-0 score.

Then again, cities like Detroit and Minneapolis may provide some intrigue and there will be a new stadium in Minneapolis. An SEC or otherwise warm-weather team may have difficulty playing in the colder weather, which could make for interesting storylines leading up to the game.

Whatever ends up happening, whichever cities get the bids are going to be lucky enough to host tremendous college football playoff action. Is the playoff perfect? No, not quite yet. However, most college football fans can agree that it is certainly better than the old BCS system.

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