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AZ selected to host 2016 college football title game

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The 2016 College Football Playoff championship game will be played at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale.

The College Football Playoff has announced the sites of the second and third championship games in the new postseason system that goes into effect next season. 

Glendale is home of the Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Fiesta Bowl is also part of the six-bowl semifinal rotation, but it won't host a semifinal until the 2016 season.

Tampa, FL, will be the site of the 2017 championship game.

The championship game for the 2014 season will played Jan. 12, 2015, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX, home of the NFL Dallas Cowboys.

Tampa's Raymond James Stadium, home of the NFL Buccaneers, was a finalist to host the first championship game.

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