During the men's Final Four, College Football Playoff executive director Bill Hancock was in town and reflected on what kept Minneapolis from winning the past two rounds of selection for the big event as well as what its future chances might be.
Hancock said it's probably better if a city doesn't host any combination of the Super Bowl, Final Four and CFP back-to-back-to-back, as it "does stress the resources of the city in terms of finances and also in terms of volunteer manpower." He estimated a city's investment for hosting a CFP as $12 million to $16 million, though cities expect to make that back in tourism dollars.
Hancock said the next decision for potential venues is still two or three years away, so it's "too soon to tell" if Minneapolis could be on the radar. He's not even sure if the CFP will double down on another northern city, as he wants to see how Indianapolis (2022) does first. Though he did say only northern venues with roofs are in contention.