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Nine cities bid to host 2018-20 College Football Playoff title games

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Nine communities have officially bid on the 2018-20 College Football Playoff title games, sources told ESPN’s Brett McMurphy.

Wednesday marked the deadline for cities or communities to place a bid for the next three CFB Playoff championships.

Sources said the nine communities that submitted bids are Atlanta; Charlotte, North Carolina; Detroit; Houston; Miami/South Florida; Minneapolis; New Orleans; San Antonio and Santa Clara, California.

The three championship sites for 2018-20 are expected to be announced in October.

Of the nine cities and communities, Houston and Santa Clara were the only ones to bid on all three years. The breakdown on bids by years goes as follows:

2018: Atlanta, Houston, Miami/South Florida, Santa Clara.

2019: Charlotte, Detroit, Houston, New Orleans, San Antonio, Santa Clara.

2020: Charlotte, Houston, Minneapolis, New Orleans, San Antonio, Santa Clara.

Arlington, Texas, hosted the inaugural College Football Playoff title game in January. The next two championships will be held at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, (Jan. 11, 2016) and Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida (Jan. 9, 2017).

None of the first three championship sites bid on the 2018-20 title games.