Minnesota Bids For 2020 College Football Championship Game

WCCO | CBS Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO/AP) — It’s official. Minnesota has launched a bid for the 2020 College Football Playoff National Championship Game Tuesday morning.

Gov. Mark Dayton isn’t being bashful about plugging Minnesota’s new — and still-incomplete — professional football stadium as the site for the biggest events in sports.

The game where the NCAA’s champ is crowned is new to the sporting scene but already coveted by cities across the country. If Minnesota is selected, the game would be played at the $1 billion Vikings stadium rising in Minneapolis.

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

Dayton named Scot Housh, Chris Policinski co-chairs of the CFP bid. University…

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