Statement regarding the selection of the College Football Playoff host cities

Charlotte, N.C. – “First and foremost, we want to thank the College Football Playoff Selection Committee for the opportunity to bid for the game. We also want to congratulate Atlanta, the Bay Area and New Orleans for their successful bids. We put forth a collaborative effort involving the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority, Visit Charlotte, Carolina Panthers and the Charlotte Sports Foundation, and greatly appreciate the efforts of all. We will learn as much as we can from this bid cycle as we look toward next selection process.” – Will Webb, Executive Director of the Charlotte Sports Foundation