- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 27, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority says Minnesota has submitted its bid to host the College Football Playoff National Championship game in 2020.

The bid was submitted Wednesday, after Gov. Mark Dayton announced earlier this month that the state would be competing for the game.

The bid committee will be led by a coalition of local business and community leaders, including Land O’ Lakes chief executive officer Chris Policinksi and Willis of Minnesota CEO Scot Housh.

Former Viking and Randall McDaniel and Minnesota coach Jerry Kill will also be on the committee.

The $1 billion Vikings stadium due to open next summer has already been chosen for the Super Bowl in 2018 and college basketball’s Final Four in 2019. A possible Wrestlemania has also been mentioned.

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