Up for Bid: 2017 and 2018 USA Water Polo ODP National Championship

By Connect Sports Staff, October 13, 2015

USA Water Polo is currently seeking proposals to host both its 2017 and 2018 ODP National Championships. The event is broken up into two nonconsecutive weekends—one for boys and one for girls, with 16 teams competing per gender. Each is contested over three days and covers three age groups: 18U, 16U and 14U. Team rosters will consist of 14 athletes, plus coaches.

Here are the details:

Deadline to Bid: Nov. 15

Event Dates:

2017: Feb. 24-26 (Boys); March 10-12 (Girls)

2018: Feb. 23-25 (Boys); March 9-11 (Girls)

Venue Requirements:

A minimum of six courses (the field of play) is required each weekend. A course must be 25 meters in length in all deep water (at least 2 meters deep).

The championship pool must hold at least two courses.

Room Nights:

Athletes, coaches, staff, referees: 950-1,000 (all rooms must be doubles)

Spectators: 400

Total Projected Economic Impact: $812,400

Rights Fee: $20,000 ($10,000 per year)

For the complete RFP, click here.

For more information or to submit an electronic bid, email Jeff Dyrek, director of marketing at USA Water Polo, at jdyrek@usawaterpolo.org.

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