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SBD/January 10, 2014/Colleges
College Football Playoff Will Mean Twice The Cost In Tickets, Travel For Schools And Fans
Published January 10, 2014
DEEP IN THE HEART OF TEXAS: The inaugural CFP National Championship will be played at AT&T Stadium, and in Dallas, Chuck Carlton writes how the Metroplex region "handles the title game will play a role in how the playoff is received." Officials from the stadium, Cowboys and Cotton Bowl game "hope to lay the groundwork for another successful title game bid in the future." Cotton Bowl officials will "initially meet monthly with the playoff group, with the first strategy session in a couple of weeks." Cotton Bowl Chair Tommy Bain said that he "expects capacity to be around 90,000, although playoff officials will have the final say." Carlton noted even when it was "not among the elite bowls, the Cotton Bowl built a reputation for hosting a well-run event." AT&T Stadium has become "a magnet for big events, including the 2014 NCAA men’s Final Four." Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy, whose team earlier this year played in the AT&T Cotton Bowl, said, "I just don’t know if there’s a better facility out there that puts on a show and is accommodating to the game. It’s very impressive" (DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 1/10).