Fiesta Bowl Signs Six-Year Extension With College Football Playoff

Rex Christensen
July 16, 2018

The College Football Playoff announced today they have exercised a six-year option to keep the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic as part of college football's postseason playoff system through at least the 2025-26 season. Getting the gang back together, ma!

The Orange, Rose and Sugar Bowls were previously announced as semifinals hosts on a rotating basis through 2026. The full semifinal hosting schedule through 2026 can be found at the source link. Each bowl will host a Semifinal game twice and will be a "Host" bowl for four other games assigned by the selection committee.

Per the release, the Cotton, Fiesta, and Peach bowls will each host a College Football Playoff game every year during the six-year period. Although it was self-proclaimed, the UCF Knights finished their championship season undefeated, and with a win over the Auburn Tigers in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. CEO and president. "It is the highest form of validation for the growth and success of our game and our future in the CFP, and it will be a tremendous benefit to Atlanta, its economy and its significance as the college football capital of the world".

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AT&T Stadium is scheduled to host semifinal matchups inthe 2018, 2021 and 2024 postseasons. "We are thrilled to know the Classic will continue to be a part of the semifinal rotation and remain in the top tier of postseason college football well into the next decade". Fiesta Bowl Executive director Mike Nealy says it's a major accomplishment to stay in the rotation.

The Fiesta Bowl was hosted at Tempe's Sun Devil Stadium from 1971-2006 before it moved to Glendale and the newly built University of Phoenix Stadium.

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