Ready to be the first second.
Thank you for allowing us the incredible honor of hosting the first-ever College Football Playoff National Championship held in the Southeast United States.
Why did we post this to CFPFirstSecond.com?
From the very "first second" that we learned the CFP National Championship was coming to Tampa Bay, our team was ready. Our "Focused Championship Sight" bid centered on focus and vision, a message that carried throughout this process. Since being awarded in December of 2013, Team Tampa Bay has treated every day as game day, working diligently to demonstrate our community's commitment and capabilities in taking the national championship game to new heights.
We knew that Tampa Bay would be fully engaged and dedicated to delivering a first-rate experience, befitting of this championship. As you have seen over the course of this past week, our community has rallied around the College Football Playoff in an unprecedented fashion. Not only does that speak to the passion and enthusiasm they have for college football, but it speaks to how eager we all were to make a lasting impression on the College Football Playoff, the Management Committee, Board of Managers, Selection Committee and fans. Words cannot accurately portray how much we have enjoyed the preparations, planning and execution involved in hosting the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship.
This event has forever changed our community and we could not be more appreciative of the opportunity. While we understand that an event in its early stages needs to try new host communities, there is no doubt that we want you back, as soon as possible. We're focused on taking the lessons learned this week to build upon the solid foundation of success that has been established.
On behalf of all of us, we want you to know that we are ready to be your first second-time host!
Team Tampa Bay