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Dallas Cowboys Stadium nabs college football national championship
Jerry World is adding another feather in its cap. The BCS conference commissioners announced that the billion-dollar stadium will be the first host of the Division I-A college football national championship under the new playoff structure.
As reported by SI.com, beginning with the 2014 season, the top level of college football will move from the current (and much loathed) BCS system to a four-team playoff for the championship.
Yes, College Football Playoff is the official name. And, yes, an ad agency made money for coming up with that.
Shortly after the new system was announced, rumors swirled that Cowboys Stadium would be the first host for the finals of the new College Football Playoff.
Yes, that’s the official name of the playoff. And, yes, an ad agency made money for coming up with that.
The game will be held January 12, 2015, to crown the best SEC team in the country.
The only other bid on the game came from Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, where the Tampa Bay Buccaneers play. But its 71,000 seating capacity is nearly 30,000 less than Cowboys Stadium.
But the championship isn’t the only major college playoff game that the stadium will host in the next few years. The Cotton Bowl was named one of six bowls that will rotate the semifinals, along with the Rose, Fiesta, Orange, Sugar and Chick-fil-A.
The Cotton and Orange will serve as the semifinals on New Year’s Eve after the 2015 season. The Cotton and Chick-fil-A (formerly the Peach Bowl) are the two new additions to the previous BCS bowl gang.
The Cotton Bowl moved from the fairgrounds to Cowboys Stadium in 2010, paving the way for inclusion in the realm of the grand bowls.
Future championship games will be given out the same way that Super Bowl bids are, so it could be a while before another championship game comes to North Texas. A semifinal every three years is a nice backup, though.