DETROIT - OCTOBER 10: Fans line up to enter Ford Field prior to the start of the game between the Chicago Bears and the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on October 10, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Detroit Could Host Future College Football Championship Games At Ford Field

Ford Field is one of the venues that could make a bid to host a college football championship game under the new playoff system.

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Ford Field Could Eventually Bid To Host College Football Championship Game

There was talk earlier in the year about Ford Field being a possible site for a future BCS title game, with talks spearheaded by Roger Penske. College Football has since changed its system of play, but Ford Field is still in the discussion for possible hosting duties.

Under the new playoff system instituted, the site of each year's new championship game will be decided by a bidding process and Detroit's premier football stadium could eventually be a prime candidate. Of course, there will be plenty of planing and discussion done before a bid of that type would ever be made, but the conversation has already started:

"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."

Ford Field and the city of Detroit are no stranger to hosting big events, with a Super Bowl and plenty of other big sporting events under their proverbial belts.

For more on college football, head over to SB Nation's dedicated NCAA gridiron hub.

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