About the Venue
A-Z Guide: Championship Event Information
ADA Accessible Seating
The Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Missouri is dedicated to providing an accessible and enjoyable experience to all patrons including services and seating for those who may need assistance. Municipal Auditorium is compliant with all ADA regulations with seating available on the 100 level of the facility.
The NAIA has a strict No Alcohol Policy. Therefore alcoholic beverages and/or tobacco products will NOT be sold nor allowed into the facility for the entire duration of the 2018 Division I Men's Basketball National Championship.
Cameras & Recorders Policy
Personal cameras are allowed into the Championship. Please feel free to capture the action and all of the exciting moments of the Championship. In doing so, the flash function on the camera must be turned off as flash photography is NOT permitted. Also, fans are NOT allowed to record, film and/or live stream any of the basketball action on their own.
Championship Dates & Location
The 2018 Division I Men's Basketball National Championship will take place on Wednesday, March 14th through Tuesday, March 20th, 2018. The Tournament will be held at the historic Municipal Auditorium located in downtown Kansas City, Missouri (301 West 13th Street, Kansas City, MO 64105).
Championship Promotions (2018)
The NAIA Division I Men's Basketball National Championship is an exciting time for everyone! For more information on tournament game day promotions please CLICK HERE.
Exit & Re-Entry
Without having the sessions format for our Tournament, fans will now be able to enjoy the full day of scheduled games for which the Single Day Ticket was purchased. With this ticket, fans are allowed to exit the facility and re-enter the venue. A valid ticket or ticket stub must be presented for re-entry.
Fan Hotel Information
The Westin Crown Center is the Official Hotel Sponsors for the 2018 NAIA Division I Men's Basketball National Championship. Reserve your space now by booking a room online. Additional information can be found at www.VisitKC.com.
816 Hotel is a Fan Hotel of the Championship. Reserve your space now by booking a room online.
• Fan rate is $89/night
• Special features highlighted:
- Free Shuttle to and from Downtown
- Complimentary Hot Breakfast with omelet station
- Manager’s Reception every evening in lobby
- Gold’s Gym passes
- Free WiFi
- Free Parking
Outside Food & Beverage Policy
Fans are NOT allowed to bring any outside food or beverage items inside Municipal Auditorium other than those items served by Aramark, the official concessionaire for the Championship. We ask that fans either leave these items inside their vehicles or dispose of them before entering the venue. The only exceptions are food and beverage items for infants two years of age or younger.
The Cathedral Parking garage, located one (1) block west of the Municipal Auditorium will be made available for fan parking. The price for entry into the garage is set at $10. Street parking will be available as well and will be on a first come first serve basis.
The NAIA and Municipal Auditorium adheres to a smoke free and tobacco free policy. Therefore, NO smoking or other use of tobacco products (including, but not limited to cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, pipes, marijuana, or chewing tobacco) is permitted in any part of Municipal Auditorium for the duration of the National Championship.
All 31 games of the Division I Men's Basketball National Championship will be streamed online on the NAIA Network. The championship game, which is scheduled for Tuesday, March 20th at 7 p.m. CST will be broadcast live on ESPN3.
The NAIA will no longer be using the "Sessions" format for the National Championship. Now, fans will be able to purchase "Single Day Tickets" that will allow the purchaser to enjoy the full day of scheduled games for which the ticket was purchased. To purchase your tickets to the 81st Annual NAIA Division I Men's Basketball National Championship today, CLICK HERE.
Please CLICK HERE for a complete listing of the tournament schedule along with full results and recaps of the games that have already concluded.
All kids who are 4 years of age and younger do NOT need a ticket for entry into the Championship. They will receive free admission.