There is a chance the biggest game in college football will be held at Raymond James Stadium, if the city's bid is accepted. Tampa plans to submit a bid for the 2016 or 2017 college football championship game.
Tampa is one of four cities being considered for the 2016 championship game. This will be one year after the NCAA starts the 'College Football Playoff Championship' for college football.
Right now, they simply use a ranking system to decide who goes to the big game.
Sources tell ESPN those four cities putting their names in the hat for the 2016 bid include Glendale, Ariz., Jacksonville, Fla., New Orleans, and Tampa.
The bid for the 2017 championship game includes Jacksonville, Miami, San Antonio, San Francisco, and Tampa.
Of course, the Tampa Bay area has experience hosting major events like the RNC and four Super Bowls.
If Tampa wins one of the bids to host the national title game at Raymond James Stadium, it is expected to bring in millions of dollars to the bay area.
Also important to note: Orlando dod not bid for the '16 or '17 games, but officials there say they plan to bid on future games, meaning even more competition for Tampa.
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