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Get Your BID On: NAIA Women's Soccer National Championship

Jan 06, 2023 | By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Ready to dive back into the hosting pool? Here’s a great opportunity. The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) is taking bids for its women’s soccer championship.

All bidders should be ready to work within the parameters of the NAIA Championship Host Manual & Style Guide, available at this link. The NAIA’s page for the championship is here.

NAIA Women's Soccer National Championship


Seeking Site For: 2024 and 2025

Deadline: June 1, 2023

Rights Fee: $7,000.00 each year)

Dates: December 3-9, 2024; December 2-8, 2025

Days of the Week: Tuesday - Monday

Number of Teams: 10 team single-elimination format

Estimated Number of Participants & Fans:

Participants - 300

Staff/Fans - 3,000 (approx.)

Soccer FieldFacility Requirements: A stadium type facility with lights, seating capacity of 1000 minimum and a playing surface of Championship Quality (natural grass or sport turf). The field shall be rectangular, the width of which shall not be more than 75 yards or less than 70 yards and the length shall not be more than 120 yards or less than 115 yards. The optimal dimensions are 75 yards wide by 120 yards in length. A back-up/alternate championship field is also required. Must have warm-up field located near game field. Four practice fields must be located within close proximity to championship venue and housing.

Hotel Requirements:     

Centralized properties capable of accommodating several meetings , an opening banquet for 600 and a final four banquet for 150-200 people. Teams can be housed at several properties.

Average Length of Stay: 4-5 nights

Room Block Needed: 200

Room Rate: The price range is $100-$130, regardless of room occupancy

Hotel Pre-Registration: Participants will be responsible for making reservations and paying for rooms directly with the hotel

Contact: Abby Schultz, Championship Sport Manager, 816-595-8184, 

Event History:

  • 2021: Orange Beach Sportsplex - Orange Beach, Alabama
  • 2020: Foley Sports Tourism Championship Field - Foley, Alabama
  • 2012-19: Orange Beach Sportsplex - Orange Beach, Alabama
  • 2009-11: Jack Allen Complex, Decatur, Alabama
  • 2007-08: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Soccer Complex, Daytona Beach, Florida
  • 2005-06: College Boulevard Activities Center, Olathe, Kansas
  • 2003-04: La Playa Stadium, Santa Barbara, California
  • 2001-02: Lindenwood University, St. Charles, Missouri
  • 1999-00: St. Thomas University, Miami, Florida
  • 1998: University of Mobile, Mobile, Alabama
  • 1996-97: Incarnate Word, San Antonio, Texas

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