Three days of events lead to CFP National Championship in Indy
INDIANAPOLIS – The college football playoff national championship game is set to begin on January 10 at Lucas Oil Stadium, but Indianapolis will host a series of events leading up to the big game which begins on January 8.
Starting Saturday, Playoff Fan Central will open inside the Indiana Convention Center, not far from where the game will be played.
Playoff Fan Central will provide an interactive experience for fans with games, autograph signing, uplifting rallies and more.
It will be open inside the Palais des Congrès on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Monday, match day, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
On Saturday morning, families will also gather for the Extra Yard 5K to benefit the CFP Foundation’s Extra Yard for Teachers initiative.
Participants will begin the 3.1-mile run / walk from the Indiana Convention Center at 10 a.m. There will be a post-race party with live performances and the award ceremony.
Registration is still open on the Extra Yard 5K website.
Indiana educators will also meet on Saturday for the 2022 Extra Yard for Teachers Summit. The CFP Foundation’s annual event focuses on inspiring teachers with speakers, professional development and giveaways.
In-person registration is now closed, but teachers in Indiana can still attend virtually for free by registering on the 2022 Extra Yard for Teachers Summit website.
Foodies can experience a “Taste of the Championship” with a dining experience and fundraising activity at the Indiana State Museum on Saturday night.
All dishes and drinks presented will be prepared by local chefs. General admission tickets are $ 200 per person.
The weekend will also include two evenings of live concerts in downtown Indy. AT&T Playoff Playlist Live! bring groups to Monument Circle from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Here is an overview of the free concerts program:
- Saturday – Doja Cat and AJR
- Sunday – Twenty One Pilots and Ava Max
And on Monday, fans are invited to be part of the Allstate Championship Tailgate ahead of the game.
Prior to kickoff, Monument Circle will become the Capital One Stage at Allstate Championship Tailgate.
It will be open from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and will feature performances by Sam Hunt and Breland.
For a full list of events and how to register, visit the Indianapolis Host Committee website.
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