Men's DII Basketball National Championship

National Championship Host Manual  |  Host Requirements  |  Site Survey & Bid Form

Event Name:

NAIA Men's Division II Basketball National Championship


Seeking Site For:

2018 & 2019


Bid Deadline:

September 1, 2016


Rights Fee:

$30,000 (Minimum)

Time of Year:

Early March 


Days of the Week:

Tuesday - Tuesday 


Number of Teams:

32 team single-elimination format


Estimated Number
of Participants & Fans:

600-700 players, coaches, & staff
20,000-25,000 fans 


Facility Requirements:

Regulation collegiate basketball court; arena facility with seating capacity of 3,500 minimum with a minimum of 4 quality locker rooms. Also, concession and souvenir space must be made available.


Hotel Requirements:

Centralized facility that has quality rooms, meeting rooms and possible banquet capacity for a minimum of 700 people.


Average Length of Stay:

4-5 nights 


Room Block Needed:



Room Rate:

The price range is $70-$90, regardless of  room occupancy


Hotel Pre-Registration:

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



Austin Bennett, Championship Event Manager

Event History:

2000-17: Keeter Gymnasium, College of the Ozarks, Mo.
1998-99: Idaho Center, Northwest Nazarene University, Idaho
1993-97: Montgomery Fieldhouse, Northwest Nazarene University, Idaho