Up for Bid: 2021 and 2022 NAIA Football Championships

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) is currently seeking proposals to host its Football National Championships in 2021 and 2022.

Up for Bid: 2021 and 2022 NAIA Football Championships

The NAIA football event typically generates an economic impact of more than $1 million to the community and produces approximately 1,000 hotel room nights by the participating teams, fans and visitors. The event is a single-game national championship contest between two of the best NAIA football teams. Here are the details:

Deadline to Bid: June 1, 2020 

Time of year: December 18, 2021; December 17, 2022 

Venue requirements: A stadium type facility with a seating capacity of 5,000 minimum and a synthetic playing surface.  The field width shall be 80 yards and the length shall be 120 yards. The facility must contain an elevated press box that can house between 50 and 75 people with electric power and phone lines, while being able to accommodate television staging and talent, as well as an instant replay system. This press box must have closed off coaches' rooms, PA system and controls to electronic scoreboard.  The facility must have platforms for TV cameras on the same side as the press box. Camera platforms should ideally be located between the 35 and 40 yard lines on both sides of the 50 yard line. Goal post must be collegiate and/or professional in dimensions. Practice facilities must be available for the two days prior to the championship that contain the same playing surface as the championship game field. This is preferable but not mandatory.

Estimated number of participants and fans: 2 teams (60-75 players, coaches and trainers for each team) and anywhere from 3,000-8,000 fans.

Economic Impact: Approximately $1 million

Hotel requirements: Centralized properties capable of accommodating several meetings and a banquet for 300-500 people. Preferably a separate hotel for the two competing teams.

Room block: 200 per night divided between four hotels

Rate: $90-$115

Rights Fee: $30,000

For the complete RFP, click here. For more information, email Kelli Briscoe, Championships Manager, at kbriscoe@naia.org