Dayton to announce Minnesota bid to host NCAA football championship
May 4, 2015 — 2:51pm
Gov. Mark Dayton and Minnesota business leaders will unveil a bid for Minnesota to be host of an upcoming NCAA Championship Game in college football.
Dayton and unspecified business leaders will talk about the effort at a news conference Tuesday morning. No more details were released about the bid, but currently the College Football Playoff National Championship is scheduled through the January 2017 game.
The February 2018 National Football League Super Bowl is already scheduled for February 2018 at the stadium now under construction in downtown Minneapolis. Dayton lent his support to that bid as well. In addition, the new stadium will be site of the NCAA Final Four tournament in spring of 2019.
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