Women's DI Basketball National Championship

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

Event Name:

NAIA Women's Division I Basketball National Championship


Seeking Site For:

2017 & 2018


Bid Deadline:

May 1, 2016


Rights Fee:

$30,000.00 (Minimum)


March 15-21, 2017; March 14-20, 2018


Days of the Week:

Wednesday - Tuesday 


Number of Teams:

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


Estimated Number
of Participants & Fans:

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


Facility Requirements:

Arena style facility available for 31 games; having seating capacity of approximately 4000-6000. 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 600-700 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



Jamie Adams, Championship Event Manager

Event History:

2015-16: Silverstein Eye Centers Areana, Independence, Mo.

2012-14: Frankfort Convention Center, Frankfort, Ky.
1990-11: Oman Arena, Jackson, Tenn.