The College Football Playoff has set National Championship sites for the 2025 and 2026 games, Executive Director Bill Hancock announced on Monday.
Although it was not made official, the 2025 College Football Playoff National Championship will reportedly be played at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Ga. The date of the game will likely be Monday, January 6, 2025. The site of the game was reported by Brett McMurphy of The Action Network and later confirmed by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Atlanta & Miami will host 2025 & 2026 @CFBPlayoff title games, respectively, sources told @ActionNetworkHQ. Atlanta late replacement to host 2025 game when Las Vegas had scheduling conflict. @ActionNetworkHQ 1st reported in May Atlanta & Miami would likely host 2025 & 2026 games
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) August 15, 2022
The 2026 College Football Playoff National Championship will be played at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. The date of that contest is set for Monday, January 5, 2026.
The National Championship game is returning to Miami so quickly due to the fact that they hosted the game in 2021 during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We are delighted to be returning to Miami,” Hancock said. “South Florida was a great host for the 2021 national championship game despite the event having to be scaled back because of COVID-19, and we look forward to returning in 2026 with a full complement of events and activities during national championship weekend. The first-class stadium, convention center, hotels and supportive people in South Florida made the decision to return quite easy. The CFP National Championship has become one of the most popular sporting events in the United States in a short period of time, and we look forward to a terrific celebration in Miami in 2026.”
Future CFP National Championship Sites
- 2023 – SoFi Stadium – Inglewood, Calif.
- 2024 – NRG Stadium – Houston, Texas
- 2025 – Mercedes-Benz Stadium – Atlanta, Ga.*
- 2026 – Hard Rock Stadium – Miami Gardens, Fla.
* Not officially announced.