Jacksonville drops out of National Championship Game host race
at EverBank Field on November 30, 2014 in Jacksonville, Florida.

With hosting the National Championship games from 2018-2020 on the line, cities continue to drop out of the running.

Following in the footsteps of New York/New Jersey and the Rose Bowl, Jacksonville is the latest to withdraw its name from the list of potential host cities.


“Due to escalating costs of hosting college football’s national championship game and wanting to take advantage of an improved downtown riverfront when the Shipyards development is complete, Jacksonville has decided not to bid for the 2018-20 College Football Playoff but intends to pursue future title games,” said Rick Catlett, president and CEO of the Jacksonville Sports Council.

Atlanta, Charlotte, Miami, Houston, San Antonio, Minneapolis and Santa Clara, Calif. are expected to be among the cities that present bids by May 27, the College Football Playoffs’ due date. 

Prashad is the Senior Content Editor for Cox Media Group's He considers Muhammad Ali, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce some of the all-time greats. Boston is TitleTown, in case you were wondering.
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