Arlington, TX (Sports Network) - When the two finalists of the first four-
team playoff in college football are decided, they will do battle at Cowboys
Stadium for the national championship.
Bill Hancock, the executive director of the College Football Playoff, made the
announcement for the championship game's location on Wednesday, with the
contest scheduled for Jan. 12, 2015.
The football playoff system, which will begin with the 2014-15 season, will
feature the four teams chosen by a yet-to-be-named selection committee and
will use a six-bowl rotation for hosting purposes, with the Rose Bowl, Sugar
Bowl, Orange Bowl, Fiesta Bowl, Cotton Bowl and Chick-Fil-A Bowl having been
selected as choices.
Each bowl will host a national semifinal every three years, with the National
Championship Game being played in a different U.S. city each year.
"The first championship game of the College Football Playoff era is going to
be very special, and Cowboys Stadium is a wonderful place to host the first
game," said Hancock. "We're also pleased to announce the three other bowls
that will be part of the College Football Playoff, because rotating the event
means more fans in more cities can experience it in person. Each day that
passes by is one day closer to the College Football Playoff era."
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