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Hard Rock Stadium to host 2021 college football championship game

Hard Rock Stadium has landed another championship football game.

Hard Rock Stadium will host the Super Bowl in 2020 and the College Football National Playoff Championship in 2021. (Kevin Johnson)

The stadium in Miami Gardens — already with the Super Bowl in 2020 on its plate — has been named the site for the 2021 College Football National Playoff Championship. The CFP Management Committee made the announcement Nov. 1 while also selecting Indianapolis (2022), Los Angeles (2023) and Houston (2024) as future sites for the college championship games.

“Each of the four cities chosen met or exceeded our standards for selection,” Bill Hancock, executive director of the CFP, said in a press release. “Each has a first-class stadium that our fans will enjoy, a great convention center, excellent hotels for teams and fans, and the communities have successful track records of hosting major events. Each city also has wonderful, supportive people who we rely on to host a successful game.”

In August 2016, Hard Rock International, which is owned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, entered into an 18-year agreement with the Miami Dolphins for the stadium’s naming rights.
The 2021 national title game will be held Jan. 11, 2021. Two years before that game, Hard Rock Stadium will get a taste of the college playoffs as the Orange Bowl will be a semifinal in January 2019.

Super Bowl LIV, on the NFL’s 100th anniversary season, is scheduled to be held Feb. 2, 2020.

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