Atlanta wants to host college football national championship game, Super Bowl
By Ben Culpepper
ATLANTA (AP) The city of Atlanta wants to host college football's national championship game in 2018 as a prelude to a possible Super Bowl bid. Peach Bowl President Gary Stokan discussed the timetable after a news conference Monday to announce a six-year agreement with the current title sponsor. The game is part of a new playoff system and will again be known as the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl after carrying only the corporate moniker the last eight years. Stokan already announced plans to bid for the national title game after the city's $1 billion downtown stadium opens in 2017. He expects a decision next spring. If Atlanta is selected, Stokan says it would bookend with plans by the NFL's Falcons to bid for the 2019 Super Bowl.
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