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Want to Host an NCAA Championship? Start Here

Jun 12, 2019 | By: SDM Staff

The NCAA has announced the start of its 2022-26 championship site selection campaign. The NGB of college sports will look for hosts and sites for 86 of the 90 NCAA championships each year over four academic years, spanning 2022-23 through 2025-26.

Cities and clubs interested in hosting, or in supporting events in their communities, should keep an eye on the timeline.

The NCAA has engaged the services of an agency, 129 Sports LLC, to assist in managing this effort. Its founder, Russ Yurk, has in-depth knowledge of the NCAA and our processes, as well as experience in a range of national sporting events. He can be reached at russ.yurk@att.net.

All championships up for bid are listed on this page, along with requirements for hosting.

The timeline for the bid process is as follows:

August 26: Bid specifications will be published on ncaa.org/bids

August 26: Bid portal opens

September 18: Host bid cycle symposium, NCAA national office

February 3: Bid responses due

March-September: Committee deliberations, recommendations and approvals

October 23: Hosts/sites announced

The NCAA will provide updated communications throughout the process to keep the industry well informed.

For questions related to the bid process, please contact Russ Yurk at  russ.yurk@att.net.