The BCS has been pushed to the wayside as the powers that be in college football have decided that the NCAA is going to institute a four-game playoff. The NCAA announced the broad details of the plan this week and suggested that the venue which hosts the NCAA Championship game will be awarded in the same manner which stadiums are awarded the Super Bowl.
In what shouldn’t be considered a surprise move, Cowboys Stadium wants to be a player in the big game. The newest venue in the NFL carried a $1 billion dollar price tag and has already hosted the Super Bowl. While capacity is officially listed as 80,000, seating was added for the Super Bowl and the site packed in over 100,000 fans.Along with the Super Bowl, the stadium has already hosted the Cotton Bowl, the NBA All-Star game and various Texas high school football championships.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has formed a nonprofit along with Cowboys Stadium and the Cotton Bowl in order to start the process of securing a national championship game at the stadium.
Cowboys Stadium will be host of the first NCAA Division-I football game this season as the University of Alabama and the University of Michigan will square off on the neutral site. It is just the fourth meeting between these two storied universities. According to AnnArbor.com last October, the University of Michigan will receive close to a $5 million dollar payout in order to play at Cowboys Stadium.
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