Outdoor Track & Field National Championships

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


Event Name:

NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships


Seeking Site For:

2018 & 2019


Bid Deadline:

December 1, 2016


Rights Fee:

$6,000.00 (Minimum)

Time of Year:

Late May


Days of the Week:



Number of Teams:

110 Men's, 110 Women's


Estimated Number
of Participants & Fans:

1,300 participants
3,000 fans


Facility Requirements:

8 or 9 lane flat track with appropriate surface, high jump area, horizontal runway and pit, pole vault runway and landing pit, throwing area with protective cage, javelin runway and landing area, PA system, marathon course that is or can be USATF certified, finish Lynx timing system and electronic scoreboard, award and committee staging area, locker rooms, training room, press box, seating outside the track for over 3500 spectators and athletes.


Hotel Requirements:

Centralized properties that can accommodate meeting and banquet for 200 - 300 people.


Average Length of Stay:

4 nights


Room Block Needed:

725-775 plus rooms for teams and traveling officials


Room Rate:

The price range is $70 - $90, no matter room occupancy


Hotel Pre-Registration:

Participants will be responsible for making reservations and paying for rooms directly with the hotel



Mac Stephenson, Championship Event Manager

Event History:

2014-17: Gulf Shores, Ala.

2010-13: Indiana Wesleyan University Complex, Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, Ind.
2008-09: Ralph Korte Stadium, St. Louis Sports Commission
2006-07: Track Complex, Fresno Pacific University

2004-05: Cardinal Park, Greater Louisville Sports Commission
2002-03: ODAC, Olathe Chamber
2001:  Rotary Stadium, Simon Fraser University

2000: Rotary Stadium,  Simon Fraser University
1999: Blum Stadium, Palm Beach Sports Council
1998: E. Tulsa Sports Complex, Tulsa Sports Commission, Okla.