Minnesota Wants to Host College Football National Championship Game
ST. PAUL (AP) - Minnesota has an idea for a Super Bowl encore: the country's biggest college football game.
Gov. Mark Dayton is joining others Tuesday morning to announce the state's bid for the College Football Playoff National Championship. The postseason bowl game is designed to crown the NCAA's top football team. Ohio State won the first championship game held in January outside Dallas.
It's not immediately clear what year Minnesota boosters have in mind.
The game is booked for the next two years. Meanwhile, Minnesota has a slate of other major sporting events coming to town.
Minneapolis will host the 2018 Super Bowl and 2019 Final Four in a downtown stadium slated to open next year. The 2016 Ryder Cup, an internationally popular golf tournament, is scheduled for Chaska.