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Old 01-04-2017, 08:37 AM
 
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Under the CFP any city can bid to host the championship. This isn't how it was just a few years ago under the BCS where the site rotated between the same 4 locations (LA, Phoenix, New Orleans, and Miami). It is only a matter of time before a cold weather city gets the CFP championship (but it will likely be in a dome).
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Old 01-04-2017, 09:10 AM
 
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Under the CFP any city can bid to host the championship. This isn't how it was just a few years ago under the BCS where the site rotated between the same 4 locations (LA, Phoenix, New Orleans, and Miami). It is only a matter of time before a cold weather city gets the CFP championship (but it will likely be in a dome).
"likely" ?


I believe you mean "definitely" .
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Old 01-04-2017, 11:40 AM
 
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It also has to do with weather. People in the cold and snowy north want to get away for a couple days and enjoy a football game in Tampa, Phoenix, Los Angeles, etc.
It's this, and all this. Alumni want to go from places like Madison to places where it is warmer. When, say, UW played in Hawaii, or even Las Vegas, they were big money makers for the alumni association selling packages.
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Old 01-04-2017, 11:53 AM
 
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Clemson outnumbered Bama in the fan count at last year's game in Phoenix by a pretty good margin. That's the main reason there were so many more OSU fans at the Fiesta Bowl (plus a lot of Clemson fans went all in on the Championship game in Tampa, reserving tickets, flights, and hotels immediately after the ACC Championship game).
Just figured i'd mention this again..

The story behind $2 bills and Clemson football fans

A longstanding tradition at Clemson that helps show the community the amount of money that the team brings in when they're in a bowl.

And.. Clemson fans are top 10, probably top 5 in travel. They went out to.. What is it? Boise State when they were in a bowl out there.. The one with the blue field
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Old 01-04-2017, 11:55 AM
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Location: Fort Worth
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Some people seem to forget that this isn't just a game anymore... it's a business. A BILLION (if not, close to it) dollar business. The decision to hold these teams and major championships in certain places isn't by accident or random chance.
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Old 01-04-2017, 12:05 PM
 
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I have never seen any of the NCAA College National Championship Games being played in Minneapolis, Indianapolis, Detroit, San Francisco, or even Seattle. Some place outside of the south for once.
It goes back to the original BCS system before we started the playoffs in 2014. It's a mix of weather, location and tradition. A bowl game is a reward, it's usually a week long trip with events, dinners, activities etc... Most teams don't get to go home for holidays either. It makes sense to have it somewhere warm and fun, that people will spend the money to travel to.

Then you have you look at the fact that the teams aren't decided until late in the season, long after the locations have to be decided and locked in. Given this uncertainty each season and the undertaking of hosting a bowl game, it makes sense to have it in the same place every year.

Most people only go to bowl games if their team is in it, it's easier to bank on people wanting a warm fun location over hoping people will show up in Detroit in the middle of winter.

There's a reason most Super Bowl are in warm fun locations as well.

I've been to bowl games in the fun places and once in Canada, Arizona and LA were a heck of a lot more fun than Toronto. Same goes for the Super Bowl, it was more enjoyable in Arizona or New Orleans than when it was at the Meadowlands in 2014. I'm not saying the cold weather locations sucked, it was still an awesome time. But I'd much prefer flip flops and shades to mittens and ugg boots.

It's not about the fans or the team, it's about the money. There's a reason why every bowl is sponsored by a big name company who uses it as a chance for serious promotion and marketing.
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Old 01-06-2017, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Bronx, New York
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The bowls are a 'nice weather' concept! (South, West!)

Now, some bowls were (Cherry, Carrier) and are played up North (Pinstripe!).
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Old 01-06-2017, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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The Humanitarian/Famous Idaho Potato Bowl has the absolute worst location of them all. Playing outdoors in a small market, cold-weather city with a rinky-dink airport (Boise) near the end of December is about as stupid as it gets.
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