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Atlanta to Host 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship

Mercedes-Benz Stadium

The College Football Playoff National Championship will be played in Atlanta, Georgia in 2018, the playoff organizers announced today.

Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia will host the matchup of semifinal winners on Monday, January 8, 2018. The new stadium, scheduled to open in 2017, will have a capacity of 71,000 but will be expandable to 75,000.

Playoff organizers also announced sites for the 2019 and 2020 College Football Playoff National Championship. The 2019 game will be played at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, CA and the 2020 game will be played at the Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana.

“It is an exciting day for the College Football Playoff,” said Bill Hancock, executive director of the CFP. “This was an extremely competitive process among the nine wonderful communities. We were pleased and honored by the time and energy that the people in all of the cities put into their bids. Atlanta, the Bay Area and New Orleans have much to offer and will welcome the participating teams and fans with warm support and exceptional facilities. We look forward to bringing college football’s showcase event to these three communities.”

Future National Championship Sites

  • 2016 – Glendale, AZ
  • 2017 – Tampa, FL
  • 2018 – Atlanta, GA
  • 2019 – Santa Clara, CA
  • 2020 – New Orleans, LA
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