Minnesota misses on 2020 college football title game; State eyes future bids

Published 9:57 am Thursday, November 5, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota’s bid committee for the national championship game in college football will continue pursuing the event, after missing out on the latest awards.

The College Football Playoff Group announced Wednesday that the 2018 game will go to Atlanta, the 2019 game will be held in Northern California and the 2020 site will be New Orleans.

Minnesota’s corporate boosters and public officials bid on the 2020 game for the Vikings stadium set to open next year. The CFP playoff management committee cited concern about “community fatigue” with Minnesota hosting the 2018 Super Bowl and the 2019 Final Four for college basketball.

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Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority chair Michelle Kelm-Helgen said the committee will pursue the games for 2021 and beyond, when the next series of championship games are open for bidding.