Beginner’s Guide to the College Football Playoff National Championship

By Jaclyn Harris

August 21, 2014

The date has been set for the first-ever College Football Playoff National Championship and of course you want to go! After all, who wouldn’t want to be there when not only the college football champions are named, but college football history is made!

This event is a novelty to us all fans. I mean, who really knows what to expect at the title game this year? After all, it will be completely unique to all other games. How are fans supposed to know where to tailgate, when to get tickets, where to get tickets, or the best way to get accommodations? Wouldn’t it be great if there was, I don’t know, a guide to walk you through all these details to ensure your College Football Playoff experience goes off without a hitch?


Take a look at everything you need to know to have a one-of-a-kind, perfect College Football Playoff experience!

1. Let’s Talk Tickets

The first thing that should be on your agenda if you want to attend the first-ever College Football Playoff National Championship is getting your tickets. If you’ve looked around at all yet, you’ve probably seen two options: tickets and ticket packages.

Essentially, the difference lies in the fact that a ticket is just that. A ticket. No gimmicks, no extras, no surprises. Prepare for high prices because this is the national title game, and prepare yourself to save money for all of the other amenities you’ll want to purchase at the game such as food and beverages.

And know what you’re dealing with if you’re planning on getting your tickets off the secondary market. Since your ticket isn’t coming from the source, what you’re purchasing is the ‘promise’ of a ticket. After you purchase, the market will then turn around and try to get the inventory.

The alternative is Official Ticket Packages direct from Playoff Premium and QuintEvents! In a package, your ticket is coming directly from the source, so there is no inventory risk, and all the inclusions you could ever want at the game are included! Keep on scrolling!

2. If You’re Going to Tailgate, Be at THE Tailgate

Let’s face it. You can’t attend the biggest college football game of the year and not tailgate, and your other option is to arrive at the stadium super early, stake your claim in the parking lot and tailgate outside your car. Or is that the only alternative?

With an Official Ticket Package, you’ll get an invite to the Playoff Premium tailgate inside a VIP hospitality area open three hours before the game! Inside, you’ll be invited to enjoy complimentary foods, premium open bars, interactive entertainment elements, and much more. You’ll be able to fill up on delicious food and drinks before entering the stadium at game time, eliminating a high concessions charge.

Not to mention, collegiate football legends will be making appearances through the tailgate party so you’ll be able to meet some of your favorite past players!

3. Book Your Hotel Early or Face Sold Out Signs

When such a high profile event is coming to town, hotels in the surrounding area are going to book up fast as so many people are searching for accommodations! So be sure to put it on your list of to dos. The last thing you and the family needs is to get to Arlington this winter and have no place to stay! Additionally, the closer to the event it gets, the more prices are going to skyrocket. Some hotels also have a three night minimum required.

What’s the alternative? Well, with Playoff Premium packages, you’ll accommodations will be included so you don’t have to worry about booking early or beating the prices. All you’ll have to do is show up! How easy is that?

4. Parking Woes

It’s time to address it: parking. Nobody ever thinks about where they’re going to park when they go to an event until the day of. And then you get stuck parking super far away, in a random lot, paying a super high price just because, well, you have to park somewhere.

So what are your options?

Well, you could follow through on the above option, although it's not ideal. You could take a cab, but with the traffic, fees are sure to be astronomical. OR you could get VIP parking in the preferred Playoff Premium parking areas at the stadium!

With Official Ticket Packages, you can get this parking access easily – all you have to do is pay your parking fee.

5. Pile Those Souvenirs Up High

It’s the game of the year and of course you want to leave with your bounty! After all, you can’t attend the College Football Playoff National Championship and not have something to show for it. The stadium will surely have plenty of souvenir shops and stands with items available for purchase, but with packages, you’ll already receive an Official College Football Playoff gift bag brimming with products and merchandise or a merchandise coupon depending on the package level, an exclusive Stadium Collection game program voucher, and a College Football Playoff lanyard and ticket sleeve!

Forget paying the high cost associated with getting gifts and souvenirs at the stadium on game day – you’ll already have yours and they’re included!

Beginners, You're Ready!

Now that you know the facts, we deem you ready to go forth into the world of college football and secure your spot at the 2015 College Football Playoff National Championship! All that’s left for you to do is get your Playoff Premium ticket package!

Call 1-866-834-8663 to speak to a Playoff Premium representative or visit QuintEvents website for more information. We can’t wait to see you on game day!


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