The Harris County-Houston Sports Authority, in conjunction with business and community leaders from the Houston area, will make every effort to get Reliant Stadium into the conversation to host the new college football championship game.
The new college football playoff will include two national semifinals, with the winners advancing to the title game.
The sites for the semifinals will rotate among the four BCS bowl games, Rose, Orange, Fiesta and Sugar Bowls, along with two more sites to be determined.
Cities will bid to be the host for the championship game and the City of Houston and Reliant Stadium plan to be a factor.
"Houston is officially formulating a bid committee," said Janis Schmees, executive director of the Harris County-Houston Sports Authority, in an interview with FOX 26 Sports.
"We want to aggressively pursue the opportunity of hosting a new college football championship game in our city. We have a large group of community leaders who are involved in this endeavor. We think we have an ideal venue with Reliant Stadium and we do after all have the best sports fans in the country."
Schmees said the group has already met and is ready to move forward.
"There are a lot of questions," Schmees said. "We are learning every day new things and we are trying to stay on top of what that process will be."
The Harris County-Houston Sports Authority has played a leadership role in helping bring many top sports events to Houston like the NCAA Final Four, All-Star games at Toyota Center and Minute Maid Park, USA Olympic Marathon Trials, Junior Olympics, and the World Weightlifting Championships.