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Men's DI Basketball National Championship

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

Event Name:

NAIA Men's Division I Basketball National Championship


Seeking Site For:

2020 & 2021


Bid Deadline:

December 15, 2018


Rights Fee:

$30,000.00 (Minimum)


March 18-24, 2020; March 17-23, 2021


Days of the Week:

Wednesday - Tuesday 


Number of Teams:

32 team single-elimination format, 18-20 in traveling party


Estimated Number
of Participants & Fans:

750 players, coaches, & staff
30,000+ fans over the duration


Facility Requirements:

Arena style facility available for 31 games; having seating capacity of approximately 6000-8000. 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 800-900 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



Mike Higgins, Director of Championships 

Event History:

2002-2019:  Kansas City, MO
1994-2001:  Tulsa, OK

1937-1993:  Kansas City, MO