INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The College Football Playoff has awarded Indianapolis the prestigious 2022 College Football Playoff National Championship, to be held at Lucas Oil Stadium on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022. In addition to the national championship game, the weekend will feature a fan fest inside the Indiana Convention Center, a music festival, themed food event and plenty of championship tailgating. The national championship game will make a significant economic impact in the region with more than $150 million generated for Central Indiana.
“I’m confident this event will be much more than a game for our city,” said Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett. “As with other major sporting events, thousands of volunteers will step into our neighborhoods, classrooms, and local nonprofit centers to leave a positive footprint in our community. Hosting this game will also ensure the 78,000 residents in our local hospitality industry will continue to earn a paycheck.”
The national championship game will be the first hosted by Indianapolis and expand the city’s rich history for hosting world-class sporting events.
“Between the community events, fan experiences and the game itself, the College Football Playoff National Championship will bring more than 100,000 visitors to Indy in 2022,” said Leonard Hoops, President and CEO of Visit Indy. “In addition to the significant economic impact it will generate, the event will also help boost the profile of Indy through global media coverage, enhancing Central Indiana’s brand as a place to live, work, play and visit.”