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College Football Playoff national championship game will have halftime show

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The College Football Playoff national championship will have a halftime performance this season, the Associated Press reported Monday.

The halftime concert will be held in Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park, near the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium, which will serve as the site of the game.

ESPN, which will broadcast the game, reportedly is taking the lead on finding an artist for the show.

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College Football Playoff executive director Bill Hancock said ESPN approached College Football Playoff officials with the idea of a concert in Centennial Olympic Park at halftime as part of the national championship game broadcast and live watch party.

The concert and live watch party will be free to attend; the concert will be broadcast on an ESPN channel as a part of the network’s megacast of the game.

The marching bands for each participating school will still perform in the stadium at halftime of the national title game.

The College Football Playoff national championship will be held on Jan. 8, 2018. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. ET.

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