College Football Playoff Executive Director Bill Hancock was here to talk about the economic impact and excitement that will come with the College Football Playoff National Championship on Monday.

Hancock discusses the Championship Campus that will allow fans to have loads of fun leading up to Monday.

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Not only do fans have the game to look forward to, but there are a plethora or events happening leading up to the big event.

The ATT&T Playoff Playlist (live) will be happening the weekend before the game. Three solid days of star-studded performances will definitely get fans hyped up for the main event on Monday. But that isn't even the best part. The best part about this concert series is that it is completely free. That's right, free!

Here is the lineup you can expect during the concert:

Saturday night: Jason Derulo, Charlie Puth and special guest Lizzo.

Sunday night: The Chainsmokers will headline with additional performances by Bebe Rexha and Spencer Ludwig.

Game day (Monday): Darius Rucker will headline the pregame event along with an opening act by Brett Young.

Halftime performance: Kendrick Lamar will be gracing Atlanta with his presence and will be performing during halftime, which has never happened before.

Now, if you are unable to attend these concerts, you can always live stream Saturday and Sunday nights' performances at

This will all be taking place at Centennial Olympic Park.

Gates will open at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and noon on Monday.

Media Day

Another free event that will have a one-hour sessions with the teams and coaching staff. It is taking place at Philips Arena on Saturday, January 6.

Fans who attend will be provided with a small radio to listen in on the interview conversations and they will receive a complimentary ticket to Playoff Fan Central.

Playoff Fan Central

This event is also happening the weekend leading up to the championship. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door.

It will be taking place at the World Congress Center Hall A from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and that is for all three days.

Kids that are 12 and under can attend for free.

Taste of the Championship

You will probably want to eat while partaking in football madness and you better believe the Taste of the Championship 'is a foodie's dream'.

A number of Atlanta's most notable restaurants and breweries will be participating and all proceeds from this even will go to support the College Football Playoff Foundation and the Extra Yard for Teachers platform.

General admission is $250 and VIP tickets are $350.

This even will be taking place at the Georgia Aquarium on Sunday, January 7.

Extra Yard 5K

If you need a good workout before the game on Monday, you can definitely participate in the Extra Yard 5K, 'the official road race of the College Football Playoff'.

You will be able to enjoy live entertainment, activities with race sponsors and post-race awards ceremony.

All proceeds will go to the Extra Yard for Teachers. This program helps elevate teaching professions and inspires by empowering the quality of teachers.

The race is scheduled to start at 8 a.m. and will be hosted by the Atlanta Track Club.

You can register here.

Championship Tailgate Plaza

Need a place to tailgate? Well look no further, the International Plaza is offering a place for fans to gather.

There will be three days of outdoor activities and fun for the whole family.

For any more information you may have about the upcoming events and the actual game, you can visit the website.

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