Host Winter Celebration of Champions

Indoor Track & Field and Swimming & Diving

NAIA Championship Host Manual & Style Guide |  To bid, please complete this BID PACKET & send to Mike Higgins | Updated Bid Packets are posted 4 months out from a bid deadline

Event Name:

Winter Celebration of Champions (Combined event for Indoor Track & Field and Swimming & Diving

Seeking Site For:

2023

Bid Deadline:

Sept. 1, 2020

Rights Fee:

$15,000.00 (Minimum) 

Time of Year:

March 1-4, 2023 

Days of the Week:

Wednesday- Saturday 

Number of Teams:

Indoor TF: Approximately 100 Men's and 100 Women's Teams

Swim & Dive: 26-28 Men's and Women's Teams

Estimated Number
of Participants & Fans:

1,550 Participants
4,000 Fans

Indoor TF Facility Requirements:

200-meter, 6 or 8 lane straight away and 6 lane turns with appropriate surfacing.; Separate horizontal jumps and runway, pole vault runway, high jump area with same surface as track. Throwing area must have protective cage and barriers. PA system, award staging area and games committee staging area. Finish Lynx Timing System and electronic scoreboard. Seating outside the track area to accommodate at least 3,000 fans and athletes. Separate warm-up and training area if possible.

Swim & Dive Facility Requirements:

Starting Depth = no less than 4ft

Number of lanes = 8 lanes preferred, 6-foot [1.83m] lanes

Standard length = 75ft, 1in; 25m, 2.54cm; or 50m, 2.54cm

Diving Boards = 1m and 3m

Practice/Warm-Up & Diving Pool Required

Hotel Requirements:

Centralized properties that can accommodate several meetings and a banquet for 500 people.

Average Length of Stay:

 4-5 nights

Room Block Needed:

900 rooms

Room Rate:

The price range is $90-$115,regardless room occupancy 

Hotel Pre-Registration:

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

Contact:

Mike Higgins, Director of Championships
816-595-8143
mhiggins@naia.org

Hannah Harmon, Manager of Championship Events
816-595-8156
hharmon@naia.org


Event History:

This is a new event for the NAIA as the Championships Department is looking for a facility or city to host both the Men's and Women's Indoor Track & Field and Swimming & Diving Championships in 2023.