Women's DII Basketball National Championship

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

Event Name:

NAIA Women's Division II Basketball National Championship


Seeking Site For:



Bid Deadline:

September 1, 2016

Rights Fee: $30,000 (Minimum)

Time of Year:

Mid March


Days of the Week:

Wednesday - Tuesday 


Number of Teams:

32 team single-elimination format


Estimated Number
of Participants & Fans:

600-700 players, coaches, & staff
35,000 - 40,000 fans


Facility Requirements:

Arena style facility available for 31 games; having seating capacity of approximately 2000-5000. 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 500-600 people. 


Average Length of Stay:

3 nights


Room Block Needed:



Room Rate:

The price range is $70 - $90, no matter room occupancy


Hotel Pre-Registration:

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



Eric Olson, Director of Championships

Event History:

2004-Present: Tyson Events Center, Sioux City, IA, Hotel - Hilton
2000-03: Sioux City Auditorium, Sioux City, IA, Hotel - Hilton