Miami to host 2026 College Football Playoff national championship game; Atlanta selected for 2025

The College Football Playoff management committee has officially chosen its host sites for the national championship game through 2026.

Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium, which hosted the 2018 national championship game, will again be the site in 2025, it was announced Tuesday.

On Monday, the 2026 title game was awarded to Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, the same site as the 2021 national title game.

The CFP's management committee, which is comprised of the 10 FBS commissioners and Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick, selected the sites.

"We are excited to return the College Football Playoff National Championship to Atlanta," Hancock said. "... Bringing the game back to Atlanta was a simple decision when we looked at everything. One of our greatest title games took place in Atlanta in 2018, and the city could not have been a better host."

The 2021 title game in Miami had to be scaled back because of COVID-19 concerns.

"We are delighted to be returning to Miami," Hancock said in a statement. "... We look forward to returning in 2026 with a full complement of events and activities during national championship weekend. The first-class stadium, convention center, hotels and supportive people in South Florida made the decision to return quite easy."

The 2023 national title game will be held Jan. 9 at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, followed by NRG Stadium in Houston on Jan. 8, 2024. The CFP's management committee has not yet determined a format or sites beyond the existing 12-year contract, which expires following the 2025 season.