Although the football aspects of the championship game will be centered in Tampa, the festivities surrounding the College Football Playoff will extend across the bay."It wouldn't be a special event in the Tampa Bay area without having to include action here in Pinellas County, especially our beaches," said Tim Ramsberger, the deputy director of Visit St. Pete-Clearwater.That idea became official this week when event organizers announced a championship beach bash at Clearwater Beach's Pier 60 Park on Jan. 8 — the day before the game — from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event advertises a pep rally feel with family activities, too.Pinellas' tourism agency has been working with championship organizers for months. Some familiarity with football already exists; the Outback Bowl has annual festivities there. More details about the beach bash and any other potential events will come as the game approaches.Ramsberger said tourism typically decreases after the holiday season, so out-of-town fans and media who swing by the beaches during their visits for the title game will help offset that."This obviously is going to highlight our area and provide a huge economic impact," Ramsberger said. "It definitely will be a boost to tourism right after the holidays."