FILE – In this Oct. 23, 2011, file photo, fans cheer as the St. Louis Rams and Dallas Cowboys play in an NFL football game at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that Arlington, Texas, has beaten out Tampa, Fla., in the bidding to be the site of the first title game in the new playoff system. The game will be Jan. 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Sharon Ellman, File)
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The grandest stage in sports was too much for the guys who are putting together the College Football Playoff to pass up.
The BCS conference commissioners announced Wednesday that Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, edged Tampa, Fla., in the bidding to be the site of the first title championship in the new playoff system.
“The stadium itself was the biggest determiner,” BCS executive director Bill Hancock said about the $1.2 billion dollar, 100,000-plus seat home of the NFL’s Cowboys and the Cotton Bowl. “It’s still the stadium with a capital ‘T.'”
The game will be held Jan. 12, 2015.
“We couldn’t be more excited about bringing college football’s biggest game to Cowboys Stadium,” Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said in a statement. “Rest assured, we all pledge to do everything we can to make sure this game exceeds everyone’s highest expectations.”
The final three sites for the semifinal rotation also were announced and Cowboys Stadium came up a winner again. The Cotton Bowl will be part of the six-bowl rotation, Login to read more