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Eight teams bid on 2016, 2017 title games

The first college football playoff will be held following the 2014 regular season. The game will be held in Arlington, Texas at AT&T Stadium on January 12, 2015.

No other title game location has been set.

According to ESPN.com, eight cities have bid on the 2016 and 2017 title games.

Glendale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; New Orleans, Louisiana and Tampa, Florida have bid on the 2016 title game while San Francisco, California; Jacksonville; Minneapolis, Minnesota; San Antonio, Texas; Miami, Florida and Tampa have bid on the 2017 game.

“This shows the tremendous popularity of college football,” Bill Hancock, executive director of the College Football Playoff, said in statement Monday via ESPN.com. “Obviously, communities across our country want to be part of the new playoff. College football is a national sport, and rotating the game will bring it to more fans where they live. This is a compelling feature of the playoff, and one which will make this sport even more popular.”

Additionally, other cities, such as Orlando, Florida, are planning to bid on later games, possibly in 2018.

 

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