College Football Playoff Announces Future Host Sites For National Championship

The College Football Playoff committee has announced the sites for two future National Championship games. After having the game in 2021 be held under strict COVID protocols, Miami will again host the contest in 2026. The committee has also made its decision on what to do with the 2025 game.

MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA – JANUARY 11: General view at kick off for the College Football Playoff National Championship game between the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Alabama Crimson Tide at Hard Rock Stadium on January 11, 2021 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Because Las Vegas has scheduling conflicts in 2025, Brett McMurphy reported that Atlanta will host the title game. As for Miami, it will host a title game for the second time under the CFP’s 12-year contract, along with Atlanta.

“We are delighted to be returning to Miami,” Hancock said. “South Florida was a great host for the 2021 national championship game despite the event having to be scaled back because of COVID-19, and we look forward to returning in 2026 with a full complement of events and activities during national championship weekend. The first-class stadium, convention center, hotels and supportive people in South Florida made the decision to return quite easy. The CFP National Championship has become one of the most popular sporting events in the United States in a short period of time, and we look forward to a terrific celebration in Miami in 2026.”

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MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA – JANUARY 11: Alex Leatherwood #70 of the Alabama Crimson Tide holds the trophy following the College Football Playoff National Championship game win over the Ohio State Buckeyes at Hard Rock Stadium on January 11, 2021 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

The back-to-back games in Atlanta and Miami will be the final two games under the current playoff contract. The committee had to make a tough decision on leaving Las Vegas, but ti couldn’t come to an agreement due to a massive convention set to be hosted on the same weekend.

The CFP Championship game will be held in Los Angeles this season, followed by Houston in 2024.

Written by Trey Wallace

Wallace started covering the SEC in 2012, as the conference landscape was beginning to change. Prior to his time in Knoxville, Wallace worked in Nashville for The Read Optional, where he first produced content that garnered national attention. His passion for sports is evident in his work and has led him to break some of college football’s biggest stories. His social media reach and natural podcast proficiency continue to make Wallace one of SEC’s most trusted sources.

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