Report: CFP officials negotiating new site for 2025 national championship game
Las Vegas will have to wait for its chance to host the College Football Playoff National Championship. College football insider Brett McMurphy of Action Network is reporting that CFP officials are negotiating with Atlanta to replace Las Vegas as the host of the 2025 national championship game.
The 2025 game is being moved due to a scheduling conflict in Las Vegas. The annual Consumer Electronics Show is also set for early January in Sin City. CES brings an estimated 200,000 visitors to Las Vegas, accounting for thousands of hotel rooms as well as convention spaces. That logistical nightmare means the CFP is looking to Atlanta as a replacement host for the 2025 game.
McMurphy points out that Atlanta, which hosted in January 2018, would be one of 2 cities getting a second game in the 12-year CFP deal. Miami is also getting to host in January 2026, its second CFP title game. The national championship game in 2021 for the 2020 season between Ohio State and Alabama was played in Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium with limited attendance due to COVID-19.
Arlington, Glendale, Tampa, Santa Clara, New Orleans and Indianapolis have also hosted the game, which was first played in January 2015. Future games are also scheduled for Los Angeles (January 2023) and Houston (2024).