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Up for Bid and Open for Business: NAIA Championship Events

22 Apr, 2020

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Want some more proof the sports business economy is restarting? The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) is seeking host communities for upcoming championships in fall, winter and spring, with deadlines as soon as June 1. If you’ve been looking for something proactive to do with your downtime, consider this your wake-up call.

Fall Championships:

  • Cross country (2022 & 2024, Bid deadline: June 1, 2021)
  • Football (2021 & 2022, Bid deadline: June, 1 2020)
  • M - Soccer Final Site (2022 & 2023, Bid deadline: June 1, 2021)
  • W - Soccer Final Site (2021 & 2022, Bid deadline: June 1, 2020)
  • W - Volleyball Final Site (2021 & 2022, Bid deadline: June 1, 2020)

Winter Championship:

  • M – Basketball (2025 & 2026, Bid deadline of Dec. 1, 2023)
  • W – Basketball (2025 & 2026, Bid deadline of Dec. 1, 2023)
  • Swimming & Diving (2022 & 2024, Bid deadline: September 1, 2020)
  • Indoor Track & Field (2024 & 2025, Bid deadline: Sept. 1, 2021)
  • M – Wrestling (2022 & 2023, Bid deadline: October 1, 2020)
  • Competitive Cheer and Dance (2023 & 2024, Bid deadline: June 1, 2021)
  • Winter Celebration of Champions (2023, Bid deadline: Sept. 1, 2020)
  • W- Wrestling (National Invitational, 2022 & 2023, Bid deadline: June 1, 2021)    
  • M/W Bowling (2022 & 2023, Bid deadline: June 1, 2021)

Spring Championships:

  • Men's Lacrosse (National Invitational, 2022 -2023, Bid deadline: Sept. 1, 2020)
  • Women's Lacrosse (National Invitational, 2022-2023, Bid deadline: Sept. 1, 2020)
  • Baseball Final Site (2025-2026, Bid deadline: Sept. 1, 2023)
  • M – Golf (2023-2024 | 2025-2026, Bid deadline: Oct. 1, 2021)
  • W – Golf (2025-2026 | 2027-2028, Bid deadline: June 1, 2023)
  • Softball - Final Site (2024-2025, Bid deadline: Nov. 1, 2022)
  • Tennis (2024-2025, Bid deadline: June 1, 2022)
  • Outdoor Track & Field (2022 – 2023, Bid deadline: Oct. 1, 2020)
  • M – Volleyball (2022-2023, Bid deadline: Oct. 1, 2020)
  • Women's Flag Football (National Finals, 2021, Bid deadline: Oct. 1, 2020)

Opening Rounds:

  • Men's Basketball (2021, Bid deadline: August 1, 2020)
  • Women's Basketball (2021, Bid deadline: August 1, 2020)

Information on Opening Round partnerships can be found here.

A video regarding the benefits of being a host of NAIA events available to those who click HERE.

Information on championships themselves, including information about and contact e-mails for individual events, can be found here.

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) can be found here.

About National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA): The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., is a governing body of small athletics programs that are dedicated to character-driven intercollegiate athletics. NAIA members provide more than 77,000 student-athletes with opportunities to play college sports, earn $800 million in scholarships and compete in 27 national championships. www.naia.org | @NAIA

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