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Women's Basketball National Championship

NAIA Championship Host Manual & Style Guide Host Requirements  |  Site Survey & Bid Form

Event Name:

NAIA Women's Basketball National Championship (Combined Divisions)


Seeking Site For:

2021, 2022, 2023 & 2024 (4 year bid will be awarded)

Bid Deadline:

December 1, 2018


Rights Fee:

$30,000.00 (Minimum)


March 18-23, 2021; March 17-22, 2022; March 16-21, 2023; March 21-26, 2024

Days of the Week:

Thursday - Tuesday


Number of Teams:

16 team single-elimination format


Estimated Number
of Participants & Fans:

300-350 players, coaches, & staff


Host Requirements:

Generate adequate sponsorhip to support the event budget, produce a Champions of Character actovoty in your community that involves NAIA student-athletes, produce a compelling student-athlete kick-off event that includes a meal for all athletes and official travel party.

Facility Requirements:

Arena style facility available for 15 games; having seating capacity of approximately 4000-6000. Official court measuring 94 feet by 50 feet, wood floor, standards, and goals with nets on rectangular glass backboards.  An electronic scoreboard, shot clocks, game clocks on each end of the court and sound system.  Facility must have training room, 5 locker rooms/dressing rooms for team/official use. Several practice sites must be available throughout the championship.


Hotel Requirements:

Centralized property(s) capable of accommodating several meetings and a banquet for 500 people.


Average Length of Stay:

4 nights 


Room Block Needed:



Room Rate:

The price range is $90-$115, regardless of  room occupancy


Hotel Pre-Registration:

Participants will be responsible for making reservations and paying for rooms directly with the hotel



Kelli Briscoe, Championship Event Manager


Dan Robinson, Championship Event Manager

Event History:

NAIA Division I
2017-18: Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark, Billings, Mont.

2015-16: Silverstein Eye Centers Areana, Independence, Mo.

2012-14: Frankfort Convention Center, Frankfort, Ky.
1990-11: Oman Arena, Jackson, Tenn.

NAIA Division II

2000-2018: Tyson Events Center, Sioux City, Iowa