So Far, So Good With Arrangements For CFP Title Game In New Orleans
CFP Exec Dir Bill Hancock said that arrangements for this season's title game are "going 'great'" as the season "creeps closer," according to Wilson Alexander of the Baton Rouge ADVOCATE. New Orleans won the bid to host the '20 CFP title game four years ago. The city then "created a local organizing committee, which started meeting representatives from the CFP two years ago during site visits." Though preparations have "already begun, the CFP increased its attention on New Orleans earlier this year." Since February, the CFP has "come to the city one week every month to further plan the event." Allstate Sugar Bowl CEO Jeff Hundley, who is the Exec Dir for the local organizing committee, said, "It's fast approaching Super Bowl-type levels in terms of the number of additional events it has going on, in terms of the national media coverage that takes place for an entire month leading up to the game itself." With about six months until kickoff, the CFP has "picked hotels, team practice sites and venues for other events associated with the game." Hundley said that a three-day music festival will "take place at Woldenberg Park" around the game, though the "acts aren't set." He added that the committee is "still working on food and beverage issues" (Baton Rouge ADVOCATE, 7/18).