Got Fields? NCAA Is Looking for Soccer, Field Hockey Hosts
28 Jan, 2021By: Mary Helen Sprecher
Got fields? Three NCAA championships – one in field hockey and two in soccer – are looking for a spring 2021 home and are up for bid. If you’re ready to rebound, it’s time to get off the bench and back into the hosting pool.
All three events up for bid are Division I championships: Men’s Soccer, Women’s Soccer and Field Hockey. No decision has been made regarding spring championships in Divisions I, II or III.
Bids for predetermined preliminary rounds will be accepted beginning on January 28, 2021 through deadline, February 17, 2021. Predetermined preliminary host sites will be announced the week of March 8, 2021.
DI Men’s Soccer
DI Women’s Soccer
DI Field Hockey
Information on hosting requirements can be found here.
NCAA championships staff held an informational webinar on January 13 to go over the bidding process. A recording of the webinar can be found here (Note that the webinar should be considered recommended viewing as it answers many questions potential hosts may have).
The presentation deck can be found here.
Steps to submit:
- Review and complete Bid Checklist items, including submission of a proposed budget, facility profile, key contacts, venue safety and security plan, proposed hotel(s), proof of insurance and other sport-specific items requested.
- Review Host Operations Manual
- Review and confirm ability to perform duties as noted in sport specific Return to Championships document.
Inquiries on the bid process should be directed to Russ Yurk at 317-373-4900 or email@example.com.
Note: This is the second wave of championships seeking homes. The first, which closed in late January, will be awarded on Monday, February 8.