Updated:IRVING, Texas (AP) (AP)
ong> - Organizers for the College Football Playoff say they have received four bids to host the 2016 national championship game and six to host the 2017 game.
Tampa was a finalist to host the first championship game, which will be played Jan. 12, 2015, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
The other groups bidding for the Jan. 11, 2016, game are: Arizona (University of Phoenix Stadium) and New Orleans (Superdome).
The other groups bidding for the Jan. 9, 2017, game are: Northern California Bay Area (Levi's Stadium, the 49ers' planned new home); Minneapolis (Vikings Stadium); San Antonio (Alamodome); and South Florida (Sun Life Stadium).