Earlier this week, university presidents signed off on a new postseason for college football. Instead of having the BCS select two teams to play for college football's national championship, there will be a new four-team playoff starting in 2014. The semifinals of this playoff system will utilize bowl games already in existence, but the title game will be hosted outside of the bowl system.
Even before this new system was in place there was talk of Ford Field bidding for one of the future national championship games. Now that the system is in place, there is even more talk of bringing a future title game to Detroit.
"It’s really premature," said Tom Lewand, president of the Lions and Ford Field. "We’re going to actively explore it. We’ll get together with community leaders to discuss a unified effort, but we’ll only be one part of it. "That’s what made the Super Bowl work."
Over the years, Ford Field has hosted a Super Bowl, a Final Four, the semifinals and finals for an NCAA tournament regional, a Frozen Four, a WrestleMania and CONCACAF Gold Cup soccer matches. It only seems logical for Ford Field to try and bring college football's national championship game to Detroit at some point down the road.