The city of Minneapolis has submitted a bid to host the 2017 College Football Playoff championship game, with the hope of hosting that event in the new Vikings stadium, a spokeswoman for Meet Minneapolis confirmed Monday.
Minneapolis reportedly is one of six cities to submit a bid for the 2017 event, along with Jacksonville, Tampa, Miami, San Antonio and Santa Clara, Calif. The winning bid is expected to be announced in November.
The final BCS (Bowl Championship Series) title game will be played this coming January, and it’ll be replaced next season by a four-team College Football Playoff.
The 2015 title game will be played in Arlington, Texas, at the Dallas Cowboys home stadium. Phoenix, New Orleans, Jacksonville and Tampa each submitted bids for the 2016 game.