Houston begins countdown to hosting College Football Playoff title game in 2024

The championship is just one of several marquee sporting events Houston will host in the coming years.


Houston is set to host the College Football Playoffs in 2024 at NRG Stadium.

NRG Stadium will host the College Football Playoff National Championship on Jan. 8, 2024.

Houston has actively participated in the sports realm over the last decade by hosting two Super Bowls, five World Series Baseball championships, and four NCAA men’s basketball tournaments. This is the first time the city will host a college football championship. Mayor Sylvester Turner said big events like this one go a long way for the city.

"These projects and initiatives will be of great importance, to help ignite the enthusiasm across the city, and keep Houston in the national spotlight once the championship games move on," Mayor Turner said.

According to the Mayor, the game will also provide another economic boost to Houston.

"Travel, tourism, and hospitality are key drivers for the city's economy," he said. "And the economic benefits from the College Football Playoff will touch hotels, restaurants, bars, retail, transportation, and parking."

The Harris County Sports and Convention chairman at NRG Park said the timing could not be better as the national championship hits a milestone next year. He said the Park is honored to host the event during their 10th anniversary.

"We're excited for the opportunity to host this prestigious event," Dixon said. "So fitting to host the 10th anniversary of this magnificent event as we continue to celebrate our 20th anniversary here at NRG Park."

Chairman of the Houston Host Committee June Deadrick also thanked the committee for the opportunity to host a big event like this in Houston.

"We are also humbled by the trust the college football playoff has placed on us, the Host Committee, to organize what we believe will be an incredible event for the city and our entire region," Deadrick said.

NRG Stadium will also host the NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four in early April and the FIFA World Cup matches in 2026.

James Gutierrez contributed to this report.

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