Houston Gears Up for Four-Day Extravaganza Leading to the 2024 College Football Playoff National Championship

Houston Gears Up for Four-Day Extravaganza Leading to the 2024 College Football Playoff National Championship

The countdown has begun for an extensive four-day celebration of college football in Houston, culminating in the highly anticipated 2024 College Football Playoff National Championship at NRG Stadium on January 8. Tens of thousands of Houston residents and visitors from across the nation are expected to partake in the festivities, creating a vibrant atmosphere leading up to the championship kickoff.

Commencing on January 5, the city will come alive with a myriad of events and activities catering to football enthusiasts and fans alike. To guide you through this extended celebration, we've compiled a comprehensive guide detailing the exciting events scheduled, ranging from pre-game fan engagements to delectable food tasting experiences.

Playoff Fan Central 🏈

The George R. Brown Convention Center will transform into a hub of interactive excitement with Playoff Fan Central. This family-friendly event, spanning three days from Friday through Sunday, will feature games, clinics, pep rallies, band performances, special guest appearances, autograph signings, and exhibits celebrating the rich history of college football.

AT&T Playoff Playlist Live! 🎢

AT&T Playoff Playlist Live! promises a weekend of free music, serving as the official soundtrack for the 2024 College Football Playoff National Championship. The star-studded lineup includes performances by KIDZ BOP, Jack Harlow, Latto, 2 Chainz, Paul Russell, Jon Pardi, Jake Owen, and Megan Moroney. To attend these concerts, fans must pre-register for tickets on the CFBPlayoff mobile app and obtain a concert QR code, exchangeable for a wristband at the George R. Brown Convention Center between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on the day of the concert.

Trophy Trot πŸ‘Ÿ

On January 7, the family-friendly Trophy Trot run/walk will take place in downtown Houston, offering both 5K and 10K distances for the first time. Participants will receive a t-shirt and medal, with proceeds supporting Extra Yard for Teachers, the primary platform of the College Football Playoff Foundation.

Taste of the Championship 🍴

Inside Union Station at Minute Maid Park, Taste of the Championship will showcase a culinary lineup curated by James Beard Award-winning chef Chris Shepherd. This gastronomic event on January 7 from 5-8 p.m. will feature renowned restaurants, and tickets are available for $350 per person, covering all food and beverages served on-site.

Allstate Championship Tailgate 🏈

The Allstate Championship Tailgate, held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday in Blue Lots 16, 17, and 18 at NRG Park, will be the ultimate gathering spot for fans seeking an elevated tailgating experience. Open and free for all game ticket holders, the tailgate will feature interactive games, sponsor activations, concessions, live ESPN broadcasts, and performances by each team’s marching band, along with country music artists Walker Hayes and Alli Walker.

As the excitement builds towards the championship game, Houston invites football enthusiasts to partake in these festivities, creating lasting memories during this celebration of college football. For more information, visit CollegeFootballPlayoff.com.