Inglewood, CA – The College Football Playoff (CFP) hosted a press conference on Tuesday to announce that the Los Angeles area will host the National Championship game on Monday, January 9, 2023, at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA.
Chairman of the Los Angeles College Football Playoff National Championship Host Committee James Rishwain stated how this event will be a win for the city of Los Angeles.
“Los Angeles is a city that has always attracted major things. When we have major things here in Los Angeles, they are splendid. They are spectacular. We know that social and economic impact will come from major sporting events and this win will be no different.”
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts were both in attendance.
SoFi Stadium most recently hosted Super Bowl LVI 2022 earlier this year on February 13.
“As Super Bowl LVI showed two months ago Inglewood is built to grow, inspire, and support the best and brightest talents on earth in sports, entertainment and beyond,” said Mayor Butts. “Next season’s National Championship marks another chapter and an exciting new era for Inglewood, and we’re excited to continue the domino effect of economic and philanthropic benefits that the Super Bowl kick started in February.”
The CFP Championship trophy was on display as media members took photos of and with the handsome hardware.
A slew of fan events and activities are slated to take place leading up to the Championship game from January 7-9, 2023, in and around the city of Los Angeles.
The CFP Foundation and the LA Host Committee are working together to support K-12 education as part of the Community Impact Initiatives.
“College football also has the potential to change and to move people’s lives who aren’t on the field,” said Mayor Garcetti. “And I want to thank you for the work that you are going to be doing in the community because that is so important in our schools. Not every kid can be a champion, but every kid can learn those championship characteristics. Those things that will help him or her do better in school, be more fully developed as a human being, and see his or her potential out there as well.”