Indianapolis readies to host 2022 College Football Playoff championship

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The 2022 College Football Playoff national championship will be in Indianapolis next January, leaving the host city’s planning team 12 more months to map out what the sport’s premier event will look like.The plan includes concerts, a fan fest at the Indiana Convention Center and, of course, the game, which is scheduled for Jan. 10 at Lucas Oil Stadium.Lingering in the background of talk about any major sporting event in the near future is how the COVID-19 pandemic might force changes.The 2020 college football season just concluded with a 52-24 Alabama win over Ohio State in the national championship in Miami Gardens, Florida, in front of a crowd limited to about 14,900 fans who stood in a stadium that also serves as a COVID-19 vaccine site.The Indianapolis host committee is hopeful that a full year, along with vaccinations, will make the 2022 title game as close to normal as possible, but members also know it would be a mistake to count out a pandemic. Everyone was still masked and socially distanced, after all, when the committee participated in a virtual “handoff” event from the Miami host committee at Lucas Oil Stadium on Jan. 12, and a worker sanitized a microphone...