The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics is currently seeking proposals to host its Division I Basketball National Championship from 2017-2019. The 32-team, single-elimination tournament is held over a week in mid-March.
Here are the details:
Deadline to bid: December 15
Time of year: Mid-March
Venue requirements: Arena with seating capacity of 5,000 to 7,000 and court measuring 94 feet by 50 feet. Facility must have a training room, five locker rooms for team andofficial use. Several practice sites must be available throughout the championship.
Estimated number of participants and fans: 750 players, coaches & staff; more than 30,000fans over the duration
Hotel requirements: Centralized property that can accommodate a banquet for 800-900 people and several meetings.
Room block: 400-425
Rights fee: $30,000 (minimum)
For the complete RFP, click here.
For more information, email Mac Stephenson, Championship Event Manager, at mstephenson@NAIA.org.