The College Football Playoff announces sites of championship games, Tampa will host 2017 title game
RALPH D. RUSSO, Associated Press
3:18 PM, Dec 16, 2013
12:56 PM, Dec 17, 2013
TAMPA, Fla. - Glendale, Ariz. will host the College Football Playoff championship game in 2016 and Tampa will be the site of the 2017 title game.
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The College Football Playoff has announced the sites of the second and third championship games in the new postseason system that goes into effect next season. The championship game for the 2014 season will played Jan. 12, 2015, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, home of the Dallas Cowboys.
Glendale is home of the Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Fiesta Bowl is also part of the six-bowl semifinal rotation, but it won't host a semifinal until the 2016 season.
Tampa and Raymond James Stadium home of the Buccaneers, was a finalist to host the first championship game.