We have no idea which teams will be playing for the national championship in 2018, 2019 or 2020, but we do now know where the games will be played. Wednesday, the College Football Playoff officially awarded Atlanta, the Bay Area (Santa Clara), and New Orleans the championship games for those three seasons. The committee made the decision this morning in Chicago, and six other applicants - Charlotte, Detroit, Houston, Minnesota, San Antonio and South Florida - missed out.
">@CFBPlayoff championship sites: 2018: Atlanta 2019: Santa Clara 2020: New Orleans
— Andrew Owens (@BGI_AndrewOwens) November 4, 2015
Here's more, via the playoff committee:
“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.”
The championship for this season will be in Glendale, Arizona. The 2017 championship will take place in Tampa, Florida.