The College Football Playoff has made headlines in recent months as it prepares to expand on the field, but now, it is also expanding off the field.
The organization recently filed its paperwork with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) to expand its Irving headquarters, a project that is expected to begin on October 30 and take about two months to complete, according to the department’s website.
The project is listed as a privately funded expansion involving Dallas-based architectural firm Entos Design. However, a spokesperson for the College Football Playoff (CFP) said there were no immediate plans for the recently purchased vacant space located next to its current Irving office on East John Carpenter Freeway, and it was acquired for the potential need for expansion in the future.
“The office space next to us on our floor is vacant, so we have the opportunity to secure a few extra square feet of space while it is available,” the spokesperson told The Dallas Express in an email. “We don’t have any formal plans for the space at this time, but wanted to add the flexibility should we need it in the future.”
As it has not specified plans for the space, the CFP spokesperson said they could not say whether further expansion would include more job opportunities and additions to the staff. The CFP currently employs 21 staff members — 17 full-time employees and four seasonal interns.
The addition comes as the CFP prepares to transition from a four-team format to a 12-team format next season, stemming from calls for proper conference representation and increased competition, even amid the seemingly constant conference realignment.
The CFP Committee will release its first Top 25 rankings of the 2023-2024 season next Tuesday night.