Halftime of the College Football Playoff National Championship Game just got a lot more interesting for fans inside and outside of the stadium.
Per Ralph Russo, the playoff committee is taking a page out of the NFL’s playbook and will host a halftime show during the next championship game in Atlanta in Centennial Olympic Park. While the concert will be a big part of halftime, the two schools’ respective marching bands will still perform in the stadium.
“This will be a win-win, enhancing the viewing experience for a broad section of fans at home and in the park, while maintaining the culture of the game inside the stadium,” College Football Playoff Executive Director Bill Hancock said in a statement. “Traditions are an important part of college football. This rich culture includes marching bands performing at halftime.”
For those unlucky ones who aren’t able to attend the championship game in the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium, tickets to the concert will be free while the game will be shown on big screens.