Atlanta has been selected to host the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship.The game is scheduled to be played on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
“This is a very exciting day for everyone involved and a huge win for the Atlanta community,” Dan Corso, executive director of the Atlanta Sports Council, said in a news release. “The bid process, which began in February of this year, was truly a team effort and we could not be more proud of the group of partners we have here in Atlanta. Together, we look forward to working with the College Football Playoff to host an unforgettable event and showcasing all that Atlanta has to offer as a host city.”
Officials from the College Football Playoff visited Atlanta as part of the bid process in mid-July and toured ancillary event venues, hotels, the Mercedes-Benz Stadium Preview Center and the construction site of Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
Atlanta is also home to the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl who is part of the College Football Playoff’s six-bowl semifinal rotation, and is slated to host its first Playoff Semifinal on Dec. 31, 2016, along with the Fiesta Bowl.