What has long been assumed to be true is finally set to be made official. That’s right folks, we’re making yet another announcement of an announcement: Cowboys Stadium will be the first to host college football’s inaugural playoff championship game to culminate the 2014-15 season.
Cowboys Stadium will get 1st title game; Fiesta, Cotton, Chick-fil-A get semifinal bowls. Official announcement Wed
— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) April 24, 2013
As for the three semi-final bowls listed, well, there really isn’t much of a surprise there, either. The Fiesta, along with the Rose, Sugar and Orange bowls, was part of the old BCS bowl system and manages to stay amongst the elite in earning the semi-final nod.
The Cotton Bowl is also played at Cowboys Stadium, meaning some of the very best teams in the nation will be playing in Arlington, Texas, almost every year.
The Chick-fil-A Bowl has risen in stature over the last several years. Hosting a season-opening kickoff game has given the bowl’s organizers far more publicity to work with. Being in a major city, Atlanta, and hosting within the spacious Georgia Dome also helped.
None of the three semifinal bowls listed here will be hosting any playoff games for several years, however. The first set of semifinal bowl games are already reserved for the Rose and Sugar bowls on Jan. 1, 2015.
After that, the semifinals games will be rotated between the six bowl locations every year, for a 12-year span.
As for the title game, it is going to be bid upon annually, in very much the same manner as the Final Four.
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