City of Salem, Roanoke College, Ferrum College & ODAC Awarded New NCAA Championships

6 Nov, 2020

Congratulations to the City of Salem, Roanoke College, Ferrum College and ODAC for being awarded a staggering 16 National Championship events in the coming years, including the 50th Annual Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl that will return to Salem in December 2023. 

The NCAA confirmed that along with the historic Stagg Bowl, Salem will host Division III championships in men's and women's soccer, women's basketball, women's softball, women's lacrosse, women's volleyball and for the first time - men's volleyball. Ferrum College will host the 2023 Wrestling Championship at the Berglund Center. 

"This is tremendous news for not only Salem, but the entire Virginia's Blue Ridge region," says Carey Harveycutter, Salem Tourism Director. "Sporting events on all levels have been adversely affected and, in many cases, completely shut down during the pandemic. So, we are thrilled that we will have the opportunity to welcome these student-athletes and their fans back to Virginia's Championship City in the near future."

"Bringing the Stagg Bowl back to its most recognizable venue for the game's golden anniversary is only fitting," says Jay Taliaferro, Salem City Manager. "Our city staff members and citizens are always willing to go the extra mile to ensure successful championships for the participants and their families. This is a big reason why we have such an outstanding track record with the NCAA and with many other organizations."

Debora Wright, the new Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Visit Virginia's Blue Ridge also stated, "We are truly elated about the great news of hosting these acclaimed NCAA events and the positive impact it will have on the entire Virginia's Blue Ridge region."



Stagg Bowl (Salem Stadium)


Women's Volleyball (Cregger Center)


Men's Volleyball (Cregger Center)

2022, 2023, 2025

Men's Soccer (Kerr Stadium)

2022, 2023, 2025

Women's Soccer (Kerr Stadium)

2025, 2026

Women's Basketball (Cregger Center)

2024, 2026

Women's Softball (Moyer Sports Complex)

2023, 2024

Women's Lacrosse (Kerr Stadium)


Wrestling (Ferrum College - Berglund Center)

In addition, The Cregger Center will host NCAA Division III Women's Basketball, Kerr Stadium will host the Women's Division II & III Lacrosse Championships, and Salem's Moyer Complex will host NCAA Division III Softball, all in 2021. 

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