ESPN: Chick-fil-A Bowl to join playoff rotation

9:16 AM, Apr 24, 2013   |    comments
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ATLANTA -- ESPN is reporting the Chick-fil-A Bowl will be selected for the six-bowl semifinal rotation in the newly-dubbed College Football Playoff.

The BCS conference commissioners meeting in California will announce on Wednesday the three remaining sites for rotation, which will start in 2014. The Rose, Orange and Sugar Bowls have already been selected.

According to ESPN, the other three bowls will be the Chick-fil-A, Cotton and Fiesta Bowls.

The College Football Playoff name was revealed late Wednesday, and fans have been invited to an official website -- http://www.collegefootballplayoff.com/ -- to help select a logo for the new game series.

Atlanta city leaders have been lobbying to get a piece of the college playoff pie and the economic boost that such a high-profile event would bring.

Right after hosting the Final Four a few weeks ago, Mayor Kasim Reed said Atlanta proved it's ready for more big sporting events.

"We are capable of hosting major events of all kinds as well as any city in the U.S.," Reed said.

Bids for the College Football Playoff were due days after Atlanta city council members approved funding for a new stadium to replace the Georgia Dome last month.

That's one reason Mayor Reed was pushing for a quick decision.

"There are a lot of decisions about national events that we want to compete for, and we want to compete with a new facility," Reed said.

The location for the College Football Playoff Championship Game each year will be chosen based on bids. The first title game is to be played Monday, January 12, 2015. Most college football analysts have said that that first game is expected to be played at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

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