The College Football Playoff Championship Game will determine the national champion in Division I college football. The game will match up the winners from the two CFP semifinal games in a true championship game. Since Princeton and Rutgers split the college football national championship in 1869, there has often been controversy surrounding who is the true champion. The playoff format will bring together the top four teams to settle the debate on the field.
The championship game will be played on Monday night in primetime. The two opponents will have won their semifinal bowl games a week prior to earn their berth. The winner of College Football Championship Game will be awarded a new trophy, which breaks away from the former tradition of a crystal football.
The College Football Championship Game rotates among the stadiums for the Fiesta Bowl, Orange Bowl, Rose Bowl, Sugar Bowl, Cotton Bowl and Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. When you attend the College Football Championship Game you are going to experience one of the premier sporting events in the world today. There will be passionate fans from both schools and a collegiate atmosphere that is sure to deliver a great experience. Visit these pages to learn more about the College Football Championship Experience, history of the College Football Championship, future of the game or to see a list of past Champions. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for College Football Championship Game tickets.
2016 College Football Championship Game preview
After an exciting finish to the first annual College Football Playoff in Texas the College Football Championship Game is headed west to Glendale, Arizona next season. The 2015-2016 College Football Championship Game is set to host the winners of the College Football Playoff on Monday, January 11, 2016 at the University of Phoenix Stadium. Ohio State's run in last year's College Football Playoff lived up to all of the hype surrounding the playoff's debut and set high expectations for the future. With upset wins over #1 Alabama in the Sugar Bowl semifinal and #2 Oregon in the Championship Game, the fourth seeded Ohio State Buckeyes will forever live as the first ever College Football Playoff Champion. Check back next season to see which teams will head to Glendale, Arizona and fight for the 2015-2016 College Football Championship Title.
Check out our College Football Championship Preview History page for previews of previous National Title games.
College Football Championship Game at University of Phoenix Stadium Address: 1 W Cardinals Dr, Glendale, Arizona, 85305
The University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona will add another high profile game to it's resume next year as the 2015-2016 College Football season comes to an end. The home of the NFL's Arizona Cardinals and Fiesta Bowl is recognized for it's state of the art design and retractable natural grass field, one of few enclosed venues with grass rather than turf. With 3 main levels (100 main level, 200 club level, & 400 terrace level), and close to 50 Ring of Honor Suites the University of Phoenix Stadium is capable of housing 78,000 College Football fans for the Championship Game. The 2016 College Football Championship game will be in good company joining a list of sporting events that include a Super Bowl, Pro Bowl, 2 BCS National Championship Games, one of which set the stadiums 78,603 attendance record in 2011, CONCACAF Gold Cup soccer matches, and the NCAA Basketball Tournament's Final Four (set to host in 2017).
College Football Championship Game Event Guide
Where is the 2016 College Football Championship Game being played?
The 2016 College Football National Championship Game will be played at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. The game will be on Monday, January 11th, 2016. The University of Phoenix Stadium was selected to host the second College Football championship game after winning a bidding process for the rights. Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida won the bidding 2017 bidding process and will host the 2017 CFP Championship Game on Monday, January 9, 2017.
What time is kickoff for the 2016 College Football Playoff Championship Game?
The kickoff time for the College Football Championship Game will be posted here as soon as it is announced. It will presumably be at 6:30 pm PST.
Which teams are most likely to play in the inaugural College Football Playoff Championship Game?
As the inaugural College Football Playoff showed, the second year of a playoff in college football is sure to bring even more surprises, but it is likely safe to assume the CFP finalists will come from the big five power conferences (ACC, Big 10, Big 10, Pac 12 & SEC). A candidate from the SEC could be Alabama, Florida, LSU or Texas A&M. Likely Big 10 candidates include last years champion, Ohio State, Michigan, and Michigan State. The Big 12 will be itching to get involved after last year's selection with big pushes from TCU, Baylor, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State or Texas. The Pac 12 has strong candidates in Oregon, Stanford and Washington. The newly expanded ACC has Clemson, Florida State and Louisville to carry the flag. A way too early prediction for the 2016 College Football Championship Game is Ohio State versus Alabama.