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Tampa's 2017 College Football Playoff schedule unveiled



TAMPA -- The College Football Playoff unveiled a detailed schedule centered on the Riverwalk for this the Jan. 9 national championship game at Raymond James Stadium.

As I wrote three months ago, the national title game has evolved into an event, not just a game.

Here's the schedule, which was announced by CFP executive director Bill Hancock during Tuesday's news conference at the Tampa Convention Center:

The Playoff Fan Central (a centralized event for fans, as the name suggests) will be from Jan. 6-8 at the convention center.

The Playoff Playlist Live! outdoor concert series will be from Jan. 6-8 at Curtis Hixon Park. Last season's event in Phoenix included Walk the Moon and Ciara, and performers for the Tampa event will be announced in November.

Media day will be Jan. 7 at Amalie Arena and open to fans.

The Extra Yard for Teachers charity 5K race will be Jan. 8 in downtown.

The Taste of the Championship food festival will be Jan. 8 at The Florida Aquarium. Restaurants participating include: 717 South, Ava, Cigar City BrewPub, The Columbia, Datz, Goody Goody, Haven, Mad Dogs & Englishmen, Mise en Place, Parkshore Grill, The Refinery, Roux and Ulele.

Finally, the Championship Tailgate will be before the Jan. 9 game at Raymond James Stadium.

[Last modified: Tuesday, July 19, 2016 3:05pm]


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