Indianapolis To Host 2022 College Football Playoff National Championship

Sheri Evans
November 2, 2017

Tom Garfinkel, president and CEO of the Miami Dolphins, said in a statement, "We're excited that Hard Rock Stadium will play host to the biggest game in college football".

A new, yet-to-be-completed stadium in Los Angeles will host the game in January 2023. Of these four spots, only Miami has a history of traditionally hosting college football championship games and premier bowl games. The last time a national championship game was held here was the 2013 championship between Alabama and Notre Dame.

College football's finale will be the first to return to Florida in the playoff era.

Hancock says the playoff did not request formal proposals from cities that had already expressed interest in previous title games.

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"College football is a special game - with America's most gifted players and storied programs lifted up by a fan base devoted like no other", said Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. "We have done that." said Hancock.

Lucas Oil Stadium and NRG Stadium also have hosted NCAA men's basketball Final Fours.

It will be the first national-title game in Southern California since Florida State defeated Auburn 34-31 at the Rose Bowl in the 2014 BCS title game. "Each has a first-class stadium that our fans will enjoy, a great convention center, excellent hotels for teams and fans, and the communities have successful track records of hosting major events". The committee for deciding the locations had expressed to us that they would really like to see Indianapolis make a bid for the game.

Upcoming title game sites include Atlanta (2018), Santa Clara, Calif. (2019) and New Orleans (2020). Previous hosts include AT&T Stadium in Arlington in 2015, Arizona in 2016 and Tampa Bay a year ago.

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