Indianapolis to host 2022 College Football Playoff National Championship
20 Nov, 2017
Set to take place at Lucas Oil Stadium on Monday, January 10
The College Football Playoff has awarded Indianapolis the prestigious 2022 College Football Playoff National Championship, to be held at Lucas Oil Stadium on Monday, January 10, 2022.
In addition to the national championship game, the weekend will feature a fan fest inside the Indiana Convention Center, a music festival, themed food event and plenty of championship tailgating.
The national championship game will have a significant economic impact in the region with more than $150 million generated for Central Indiana.
“I’m confident this event will be much more than a game for our city,” said Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett. “As with other major sporting events, thousands of volunteers will step into our neighborhoods, classrooms, and local nonprofit centers to leave a positive footprint in our community. Hosting this game will also ensure the 78,000 residents in our local hospitality industry will continue to earn a paycheck.”
The national championship game will be the first hosted by Indianapolis and expand the city’s rich history for hosting world class sporting events.
“Between the community events, fan experiences, and the game itself, the College Football Playoff National Championship will bring more than 100,000 visitors to Indy in 2022,” said Leonard Hoops, president and CEO of Visit Indy. “In addition to the significant economic impact it will generate, the event will also help boost the profile of Indy through global media coverage, enhancing Central Indiana's brand as a place to live, work, play and visit.”
The College Football Playoff began after the 2014 regular season and has become an annual event hosted throughout the country, most recently in Tampa Bay, Fla. and Phoenix, Ariz. Each season, the selection committee ranks the top four teams to take part in the College Football Playoff. Based on these rankings, the teams compete in two bowl games serving as the semifinals, with the winners advancing to the national championship game.
The mission of Visit Indy is to increase Indianapolis economic growth by strategically selling the destination to conventions, meetings, events, and leisure travelers. According to Rockport Analytics, 28.2 million visitors provide $4.9 billion in total economic impact annually, produce $1.2 billion in tax receipts, and generate 77,800 full-time-equivalent jobs in Central Indiana. For more information, www.VisitIndy.com.
About the College Football Playoff: The College Football Playoff matches the No. 1 seed vs. No. 4, and No. 2 vs. No. 3 in semifinal games that rotate annually among the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, Goodyear Cotton Bowl, Capital One Orange Bowl, Allstate Sugar Bowl, Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual and PlayStation Fiesta Bowl. This season’s semifinals will take place Monday, January 1, 2018, at the Rose Bowl presented by Northwestern Mutual and the Allstate Sugar Bowl. The national championship game will be Monday, January 8, 2018, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.