CFB Playoff extends Cotton, Fiesta and Peach Bowl for 2021-26

By Kevin Kelley -

The College Football Playoff has extended their agreements with the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic, PlayStation Fiesta Bowl, and Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl through the 2025-26 season, Executive Director Bill Hancock announced on Friday.

“These bowl games have provided a quality experience for the student-athletes and fans for many years, including the first four seasons of the CFP, and we know that will continue,” said Hancock. “The communities of greater Dallas, Phoenix and Atlanta have fully embraced the opportunity to be a part of this very popular event and to showcase the unique opportunities they offer to visitors.”

The Orange, Rose, and Sugar bowls were already under contract through the 2025-26 season.

Per the release, the Cotton, Fiesta, and Peach bowls will each host a College Football Playoff game every year during the six-year period. Each bowl will host a Semifinal game twice and will be a “Host” bowl for four other games assigned by the selection committee.

Below is a schedule of semifinal games through the 2025-26 season:

2018-19 – Cotton and Orange Bowls
2019-20 – Fiesta and Peach Bowls
2020-21 – Rose and Sugar Bowls
2021-22 – Cotton and Orange Bowls
2022-23 – Fiesta and Peach Bowls
2023-24 – Rose and Sugar Bowls
2024-25 – Cotton and Orange Bowls
2025-26 – Fiesta and Peach Bowls

The College Football Playoff Semifinals for the 2018 season are set for Saturday, Dec. 29 (Cotton and Orange). The games will kick off at 4:00pm and 8:00pm ET and will be televised by ESPN. The order of the games will be determined on Sunday, Dec. 2.

Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California will host the College Football Playoff National Championship on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019. The game will be televised by ESPN at 8:00pm ET.

College Football Playoff Schedule

Comments (5)

Are they going to continue to cheapen playing the playoffs on Saturdays for money and not New Years Eve and Day – minus the Rose Bowl and Sugar Bowl who continue the New Year day decades and decades long, tradition?

Name me one bowl that takes place in the North that has the prestige, history, funding, or name recognition those six bowls have.

I’ll wait.