Softball World Series

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Event Name:

NAIA Softball World Series

Seeking Site For:

2023 & 2024

Bid Deadline:

November 1, 2021

Rights Fee:

$6,000.00 (Minimum)

Dates:

May 25-31, 2023; May 23-29, 2024

Days of the Week:

World Series play begins on the Thursday 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 400 people.

Average Length of Stay:

5-7 nights

Room Block Needed:

150

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

Contact:

Marc Burchard, Championship Event Manager
816-595-853
mburchard@naia.org


Event History:
2017-18: Lengends Way Ball Fields, Clermont, Fla.
2014-16: Morningside College, Sioux City, Iowa
2013-14: South Commons Softball Complex, Columbus, Ga.
2011-12: Gulf Shores Sportsplex, Gulf Shores & Orange Beach, Ala.
2000-10: Wilson Morgan Softball Complex, Decatur, Ala.
1999: Jupiter Softball Park, Palm Beach County, Fla.
1998: Broken Arrow Softball Complex, Tulsa, Okla.
1996-97: Wilson Morgan Softball Complex, Decatur, Ala.