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College Football National Championship expected to bring big boost to Georgia economy in 2025

ATLANTA, Ga — On Tuesday, the College Football Playoff committee officially announced Atlanta and the Mercedes-Benz stadium will once again host the College Football Playoff national championship game in January 2025.

“We’re not going to disappoint,” Gov. Brian Kemp said.

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Bill Hancock, a member of the College Football Playoff committee, said bringing the national championship game back to Atlanta was an easy decision because the city has everything the committee was looking for.

“It was an easy decision by our board, conference commissioners, and university presidents because you have everything,” he said.

William Pate with the Atlanta Visitors and Convention Bureau says in 2025, the city will be bigger and better, just like the game.

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“Lots of things for people to see, lots of more things for people to do, a lot more restaurants for people to eat in. You’re going to see a lot more residential coming downtown over the couple of years.”

The Atlanta Sports Council told Channel 2′s Dave Huddleston this game could have a huge impact on Atlanta’s economy.

“Georgia versus Alabama in 2018, I think, was about an $85 million impact,” President Dan Corso said. “But it could be north of than that, just depending on the matchup that we get.”

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