Indianapolis snags a big college football game for the state of Indiana and Midwest.
Here’s more from USA Today:
Indianapolis is among four cities selected to host the College Football Playoff’s national championship game after the 2020-2023 seasons. In January 2022, when the championship game is played at Indianapolis’ Lucas Oil Stadium, it will be the first time in the modern history of the sport its national title has been won at a location outside the South or West.
“When we were talking about sites, we kept asking ourselves, ‘Why not a northern tier city?’” Bill Hancock, the Playoff’s executive director, told USA TODAY Sports. “‘Why does college football always have to have its championship in the Sun Belt?’ We’re pleased with our decision to go north.”
Indianapolis was among three first-time locations selected. Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. — site of the Orange Bowl and several Bowl Championship Series national championships — will host the national championship game in January 2021, after the 2020 season. In January 2023, Los Angeles will host at the new stadium that’s currently under construction at Hollywood Park in Inglewood, Calif. In January 2024, the game will be played at NRG Stadium in Houston.