Softball World Series

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

Event Name:

NAIA Softball World Series


Seeking Site For:

2017 & 2018


Bid Deadline:

December 1, 2015


Rights Fee:

$6,000.00 (Minimum)

Time of Year:

Mid May


Days of the Week:

World Series play begins on the Friday prior to Memorial Day and ends the Wednesday after Memorial Day  


Number of Teams:

10-team double elimination tournament


Estimated Number
of Participants & Fans:

250 participants
Approximately 500-700 fans


Facility Requirements:

Softball stadium with specifications consistent with governing playing rules.  Fields must have skinned infields with outfield fencing measuring 200 feet down the lines and 225 in centerfield.  Covered dugouts must be provided as well as a press box and lights.  Spectator seating must be provided for a minimum of 500 people. 


Hotel Requirements:

Centralized property capable of accommodating several meetings and a banquet for 700-800 people.


Average Length of Stay:

5-7 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



Jamie Adams, Championship Event Manager

Event History:
2013: South Commons Softball Complex, Columbus, Georgia, Columbus Sports Council
2011-12: Gulf Shores Sportsplex, Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Sports Commission 
2000-10: Wilson Morgan Softball Complex, Decatur, Alabama, Hotel - Holiday Inn
1999: Jupiter Softball Park, Palm Beach County, FL, Hotel - Sheraton Inn
1998: Broken Arrow Softball Complex, Tulsa Sports Commission, OK, Hotel - Sheraton Inn
1996-97: Wilson Morgan Softball Complex, Decatur, Alabama, Hotel - Holiday Inn