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:

150

   

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

   

Contact:

Jamie Adams, Championship Event Manager
816-595-8129
jadams@naia.org


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