After bidding on and subsequently losing out on the rights to host the SEC/Big 12 ‘Champions Bowl’, Jeremy Fowler of CBS Sports reports that Cowboys Stadium is now in line for an extremely respectable consolation prize.
And by consolation prize, we mean the BCS National Championship game.
The first round of playoffs in the history of college football are scheduled to take place two years from now, and at this point Dallas is looking more and more like the favorite to host the winners of the two semifinal games.
However, according to BCS executive director Bill Hancock, very little if anything is set in stone as of yet.
“We haven’t begun negotiating with anybody, so it’s not fair to say there’s a leader in the clubhouse,” Hancock said.
There are several cities and stadiums currently in the running for the 2015 title game, but Dallas boasts the biggest and best facilities in Cowboys Stadium. Further, Phoenix had been considered Dallas’ closest competition, but the city will be hosting the Super Bowl in the very same year. The turnaround is in all likelihood too difficult to perform in hosting both games so close together.
Miami (Orange Bowl), Atlanta (Chick-Fil-A), New Orleans (Sugar), Houston (Meineke Car Care) and possibly Orlando (Capital One) are all also very much in the mix.
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