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Old 11-05-2015, 07:33 AM
 
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Huge. For the benefit of hotels and restaurants, let's hope a team from one of the surrounding states makes the championship.
Wouldn't it be better if the teams are from far away? For example, say it's Alabama vs Clemson. Many people might drive in and only stay one night, or not even stay the night at all, or stay with family in the area. There are also already plenty of Alabama and Clemson fans who already live in metro Atlanta, so if they go to the game the only money they add to our economy is whatever food/drinks they buy at the game and maybe parking or MARTA fees. But if it were something like Oregon vs. Wisconsin, you'd have people flying in and staying for at least the whole weekend. They'd spend money on hotels, restaurants, etc.
No matter what the game will sell out, so it's better for Atlanta if two distant teams make it. Worst case for the economy would be Georgia or Georgia Tech.
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Old 11-05-2015, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Ono Island, Orange Beach, AL
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Worst case for the economy would be Georgia or Georgia Tech.
Now, when it comes to college football, the old economic arguments just don't carry the day around these parts!
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Old 11-09-2015, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Old 11-09-2015, 04:04 PM
 
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Yea what you want is two non local teams that travel...like an Ohio State vs LSU or something of the likes.
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Old 11-10-2015, 05:20 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Yea what you want is two non local teams that travel...like an Ohio State vs LSU or something of the likes.
Nebraska, OU, Wisconsin, Florida, etc.
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Old 11-10-2015, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Orange Blossom Trail
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Atlanta has one or maybe two of the Semi games before that right? Its they should have one this season if im thinking properly. My understanding is its a 6 city rotation, 2 semi games and 1 champ game. How many Semi games will Atlanta have to practice for the champ game??


http://www.collegefootballplayoff.co...-and-schedules

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Old 11-10-2015, 05:09 PM
 
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Atlanta has one or maybe two of the Semi games before that right? Its they should have one this season if im thinking properly. My understanding is its a 6 city rotation, 2 semi games and 1 champ game. How many Semi games will Atlanta have to practice for the champ game??


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"The College Football Playoff uses a four-team bracket to determine the national champion. Six of the traditional bowl games the Rose Bowl, Orange Bowl, Sugar Bowl, Cotton Bowl, Fiesta Bowl, and Peach Bowl rotate as hosts for the semifinals. The rotation is set on a three-year cycle with the following pairings: Rose/Sugar, Orange/Cotton, and Fiesta/Peach." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colleg...ff#Semi-finals

If I'm reading this correctly, Atlanta should host a semi-final game in 2017 and then the championship in 2018. The Rose/Sugar pairing was last year, the Orange/Cotton pairing is this year, and the Fiesta/Peach pairing is next year - then it starts over.
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Old 11-11-2015, 08:57 AM
 
Location: North Atlanta
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"The College Football Playoff uses a four-team bracket to determine the national champion. Six of the traditional bowl games — the Rose Bowl, Orange Bowl, Sugar Bowl, Cotton Bowl, Fiesta Bowl, and Peach Bowl — rotate as hosts for the semifinals. The rotation is set on a three-year cycle with the following pairings: Rose/Sugar, Orange/Cotton, and Fiesta/Peach." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colleg...ff#Semi-finals

If I'm reading this correctly, Atlanta should host a semi-final game in 2017 and then the championship in 2018. The Rose/Sugar pairing was last year, the Orange/Cotton pairing is this year, and the Fiesta/Peach pairing is next year - then it starts over.
That is correct, the Peach Bowl in 2017 (12/31/16) is a semifinal game.
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Old 11-11-2015, 10:11 PM
 
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Always good, gotta hope it's traditional powers from elsewhere, Michigan, Ohio State, UCLA, USC, Texas, teams that have huge fan bases and will travel.
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Old 11-11-2015, 10:22 PM
 
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Always good, gotta hope it's traditional powers from elsewhere, Michigan, Ohio State, UCLA, USC, Texas, teams that have huge fan bases and will travel.
What's wrong with a team from the South that has a strong fan base? It may be better for hotels, but even fans from Tallahassee or Baton Rouge would probably stay at least one night...it's a lot to drive 4-5-6 hours, sit for a 3 hour game, then drive back 4-5-6 hours. The real nightmare would be a small school team with minimal fan base that doesn't travel well - but that would be great to see even if it's not good for the local economy. I would love to see an unlikely team win a championship, and it will happen one day. The same old teams get tiresome.

That's the problem with the playoff system not being on college campuses. If they were to increase the number of teams to 8 (which I think they will in a couple of years), that could possibly be 3 long-distance travel situations for fans in a span of 3 weeks. I'm not sure each game would be a sellout. I like the playoff, but I'm just skeptical of how it will work out for fans. It's not ticket sales that generates $$ anyway, but it's really nice to see a full stadium.
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