The inaugural College Football Playoff national championship game Monday night featured Ohio State and Oregon at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. NCAA Photo’s Jamie Schwaberow was behind the scenes and on the field for these exclusive images:
AT&T Stadium, home to the Dallas Cowboys, seats 80,000, making it the fourth largest stadium in the NFL. The maximum capacity, including standing room-only, is 105,121.
A beehive of pregame activity, the Media Center will be relatively quite during the game — except the undeniable pecking of keyboards while tweeting random observations — and again will be buzzing postgame as photographers and writers scramble to make their deadlines.
The fourth-seeded Ohio State Buckeyes have arrived.
Oregon players file off the bus into the locker room.
Stadium workers prepare for kickoff, wheeling carts of Gatorade to the sidelines.
Yes, AT&T Stadium boasts of the world’s largest column-free interior and the fourth largest high definition video screen, which hangs from 20-yard line to 20-yard line — 60 yards total.
Doesn’t seem to be a bad seat in the house — and the view is … wow.
Looking out from under the goal post, you can imagine a game-winning kick making its way toward you.
The FBS title will be decided here. … And no doubt you can find those people sharing images on social media.
Wonder if that’s the same headset Urban Meyer tossed in the Sugar Bowl?