Sources: Champions bids up to five

Updated: August 20, 2012, 7:57 PM ET
By Brett McMurphy | ESPN

The number of cities bidding on the new Champions Bowl increased to five when Houston and San Antonio made their commitments to bid on Monday, sources told ESPN.

Both decisions were made two days before the bid deadline. Three of the five cities bidding are located in Texas -- Houston, San Antonio and Arlington. The other two are New Orleans and Atlanta. A decision on where the game will be held is expected to be made next month. The game will debut in primetime on Jan. 1, 2015.

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