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College Football Playoff announces that 1,000 fans will have an opportunity to purchase tickets through drawing

Nick Bromberg
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If you want to see the first College Football Playoff National Championship Game in person at AT&T Stadium, you now have a chance to enter a drawing to purchase tickets.

The College Football Playoff announced Monday that 1,000 tickets would be available through a random drawing. Entries are available for the lottery through May 1, 2014. The game in Arlington, Texas, is on Jan. 12, 2015.

To enter, you need to send a registered or certified mail entry with your full name, address, city, state, zip, phone number and email to the following address:

College Football National Championship Random Drawing
PO Box 49398
Strongsville, OH 44149-0398

Only one entry per address is accepted and you're not obligated to purchase tickets if you're selected. The College Football Playoff says that the 500 fans chosen will be notified in late October or early November and will each be given the opportunity to purchase two seats. Ticket prices were not announced.

In 2015, the semifinals for the College Football Playoff National Championship will be played at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., and the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans. Ticket information for those games on Jan. 1, 2015 can be found at each game's website.

Each team that makes the College Football Playoff will be obligated to purchase 20,000 tickets. Those will be available through each team's ticket office similar to how bowl game ticket purchases are run now. Teams in the semifinals each will be obligated to purchase 12,500 tickets for each game.

Remaining tickets will be made available to Dallas Cowboys season ticket holders and through other channels.

Will teams be able to sell their entire allotment? Dallas as a fairly central location could help, though 32,500 tickets for two games in 12 days will be tough. Many teams in the BCS era have been forced to eat much of their ticket allotment. That includes Central Florida, who got help from the AAC to pay for its unsold tickets for its Fiesta Bowl win over Baylor.

The four teams that make the College Football Playoff will be selected from a committee of 13 members.

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Nick Bromberg is the assistant editor of Dr. Saturday on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at or follow him on Twitter!

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