Christopher Smith

CFP Announces Championship Sites For '16, '17

Created on Dec. 16, 2013 7:01 PM EST

Glendale, Ariz., and Tampa, Fla., will host the 2016 and 2017 college football national championship games, the College Football Playoff committee announced Monday.

The University of Phoenix Stadium, which has hosted multiple BCS national championships, the Super Bowl, the Fiesta Bowl and the Arizona Cardinals, will get the second championship under the new CFP on Jan. 11, 2016.

Raymond James Stadium, home of the Tampa Bay Bucs and South Florida Bulls, also has hosted the Super Bowl and the ACC championship. It will host the third CFP championship Jan. 9, 2017.

Cowboys Stadium in Arlington will host the initial CFP championship in January 2015.

Jacksonville, New Orleans and Tampa (2016) as well as San Francisco, Jacksonville, Minneapolis, San Antonio and Miami (2017) were finalists, but missed out on bids.

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