Several cities to bid on future college football title games

Jan 7, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide offensive linesman Alex Shine (67) celebrates after the 2013 BCS Championship game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Sun Life Stadium. Alabama won 42-14. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

2013 will mark the last season when a college football champion is decided by the BCS Championship Game.

On January 12, 2015 we will see the first College Football Playoff Championship Game in Arlington, Texas. There will be a four team playoff with games being held in the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California and in the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, Louisiana, with the winners squaring off in the title game.

Like the title game, the venues that hold the semifinals will rotate.

On Thursday, ESPN’s Brett McMurphy reported several cities are readying to bid on the 2016 and 2017 titles games. McMurphy lists Glendale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida;  New Orleans, Louisiana and Tampa, Florida as locations that will bid on the 2016 game while Jacksonville; Tampa; Miami, Florida; San Antonio, Texas and San Francisco, California will bid on the 2017 game.

Atlanta, Georgia; Minneapolis, Minnesota and Arlington are also considering making bids. However, McMurphy reports Atlanta is unlikely to bid because they will instead chase the 2018 title game. Orlando, Florida and a renovated Citrus Bowl is also expected to make a run at 2018 game.

Topics: College Football Playoff

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