MN announces bid to host 2020 CFB Championship


Minnesota announced a plan to bid on the 2020 College Football Playoff Championship on Tuesday.

“The College Football Playoff Championship would bring thousands of visitors to Minnesota and showcase our state to millions of Americans,” Governor Mark Dayton said, via WCCO. “We will pursue this premiere sporting event with the same determination that secured the 2018 Super Bowl and 2019 Final Four Tournament.”

An official bid will be placed later this month with a selection committee announcing a winner in October.

The 2018 Super Bowl and the 2019 NCAA men's basketball Final Four are already set to be played at the new stadium. A third championship in 2020 would hearken back to 1991-92 when Minnesota was the "sports capital of the world," according to the Star Tribune, when it hosted a Super Bowl, Final Four, World Series, U.S. Open golf tournament and Stanley Cup Final all within an 11-month period.

Additionally, it's possible that WrestleMania could be held at the new stadium in 2017. According to report from Business Journal, Meet Minneapolis and the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority are working to submit a bid to host WrestleMania 33 in 2017.

The news conference Tuesday featured Minnesota business leaders and an appearance from Gophers football coach Jerry Kill.

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