November 2, 2017

2022 College Football Championship Awarded To Indianapolis

Lucas Oil Stadium, shown here in 2012 while hosting the NFL's Super Bowl, will host the 2022 College Football Playoff National Championship Game. - Doug Jaggers/WFYI

Lucas Oil Stadium, shown here in 2012 while hosting the NFL's Super Bowl, will host the 2022 College Football Playoff National Championship Game.

Doug Jaggers/WFYI

The College Playoff committee has announced Indianapolis will host the 2022 College Football Playoff Championship game.

Visit Indy Senior Vice President of Communications Chris Gahl says the city as a whole helps land these large-scale events.

“It was really team Indy. It was the airport, the Colts, the Indiana convention center, Lucas Oil Stadium. It was our friends at the Indiana Sports Corp; the longest running oldest sports commission in the nation,” says Gahl. “Team Indy stepped up very quickly, within 5 or 6 weeks and got the bid together and ultimately scored a touchdown.”

With the hospitality sector employing 77,800 full-time people from Central Indiana, Indiana Sports Corp President Ryan Vaughn says the city outworks its size, and credits the teamwork.

“You know, by all accounts, a city our size, we really sort of out-punch our weight class relative to attracting these large-scale events and it’s because of that collaboration,” says Vaughn.

Indiana Sports Corp and Visit Indy estimate more than $150 million in economic impact will be generated from more than 100,000 visitors in town for the events.

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