Glendale Arizona, home of the University of Phoenix Fightin' Students Who Were Tricked Into Taking Out Non-Dischargeable Student Loans and Tampa, Florida, home of a fake pirate ship, were awarded the 2016 and 2017 national championship games. The schedule of the semifinals for the next twelve years is also below. As one would expect, they are all in warm-weather locations, meaning that fans from the midwest will inevitably face the prospect of having to travel long distances twice if their team makes it all the way to the championship game. Also, as you may remember, the Chick-fil-A (no politics!) and Cotton Bowls are on par with the Rose, Sugar, Orange, and Fiesta Bowls under the new regime.
Additional note: Jerry Jones Stadium will host next season's game. (Hit the scoreboard with a punt at your own risk!)
Semifinal schedule with locations:
• Rose and Sugar bowls: Jan. 1, 2015; Jan. 1, 2018; Jan. 1, 2021; and Jan. 1, 2024.
• Orange and Cotton bowls: Dec. 31, 2015; Dec. 31, 2018; Dec. 31, 2021; and Dec. 31, 2024.
• Fiesta and Chick-fil-A bowls: Dec. 31, 2016; Dec. 31, 2019; Dec. 31, 2022; and Dec. 31, 2025.