The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics is currently seeking proposals to host the 2021 and 2022 NAIA Softball National Championship. The seven-day, double elimination tournament consists of 10 teams. NAIA is looking for a singular championship facility to host the event, The seven-day event (Friday prior to Memorial Day through the following Wednesday) draws around 1,000 athletes and fans.
Here are the details:
Deadline to Bid: Nov. 1, 2019
Time of year: May
Venue requirements:Ideal facility would have seating for between 750 and 1,000 fans with some reserved seating.
Estimated number of participants and fans: 250 student-athletes; 700 fans and staff.
Hotel requirements: Centralized property capable of accommodating several meetings and a banquet for 700-800 people.
Room block: 150 minimum
Rights Fee: $6,000
For the complete RFP, click here.
For more information, email Marc Burchard, manager of championship events, at MBurchard@naia.org.