As everyone knows, the City of Tampa was chosen in 2013 to host the College Football National Championship Game in January 2017. As the first city in the southeastern part of the United States to host the Championship since its existence in 2014, Tampa has plans to make this the biggest and best so far!
Tampa is no stranger to hosting big sporting events, the Super Bowl, NCAA Frozen Four, NCAA Women’s Final Four, Outback Bowl and the ACC Championship Game, just to name a few, have all chosen Tampa.
While the National Championship Game will take place on Monday, January 9, at Raymond James Stadium there will be an entire weekend of events for fans to experience.
Downtown Tampa will be the “hub” for the College Football Championship Weekend, as it will feature Championship Campus. By way of the Riverwalk, fans can make their way through the city enjoying concerts, Playoff Fan Central, Media Day and so much more. Whether you are a college football fan or not, there will definitely be something for everyone to enjoy!
This weekend the Final Four Teams in the College Football Playoffs will each play in their perspective bowl games with the winner of each securing a trip to Tampa for a chance at the National Championship. The Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl will feature #4 Washington vs. #1 Alabama and the Playstation Fiesta Bowl will feature #3 Ohio State vs. #2 Clemson.
In the next few days, “Play in Tampa Bay” will release a three-part series to gear fans up for the National Championship Game and all of the events that will come with it!
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