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College Football Playoff: A look at the sites where championships will be contested

by Berry Tramel Published: August 27, 2014

Things to know about the sites that will be included in the College Football Playoff.

* College football’s championship game comes to the Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium in Arlington on Jan. 12. JerryWorld has brought the Super Bowl, the Final Four and the NBA All-Star Game to Dallas-Fort Worth. Now comes college football’s Big Bowl.

The 2015 national champion will be determined Jan. 11 in Glendale, Ariz. The 2016 national champion will be determined Jan. 9 in Tampa, Fla.

* In selecting the bowls to rotate among the semifinals, the conference commissioners went with the three most tradition-rich bowls — Rose, Sugar and Orange. It also retained the Fiesta Bowl, which had been a part of the BCS. Needing two more bowls to fill out the six-bowl formula, the commissioners opted for the Cotton and Peach bowls, because of geography, stadiums and organizational history.

Semifinal sites through 2025-26

2014-2015: Sugar/Rose
2015-2016: Orange/Cotton
2016-2017: Fiesta/Peach
2017-2018: Sugar/Rose
2018-2019: Orange/Cotton
2019-2020: Fiesta/Peach
2020-2021: Sugar/Rose
2021-2022: Orange/Cotton
2022-2023: Fiesta/Peach
2023-2024: Sugar/Rose
2024-2025: Orange/Cotton
2025-2026: Fiesta/Peach

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