Up for Bid: 2019-2020 NAIA Softball World Series

By Connect Sports Staff, November 14, 2017

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) is currently seeking proposals to host the NAIA Softball World Series in 2019 and 2020. The six-day event (Friday prior to Memorial Day through the following Wednesday) draws around 1,000 athletes and fans.

Here are the details:

Deadline to Bid: December 1, 2017

Time of year: May 24-30, 2019; May 22-28, 2020

Venue requirements: Softball stadium with specification consistent with governing playing rules. Field must have skinned infields with outfield fencing measuring a minimum of 230 in centerfield and 210 down the lines if the fence is 4ft tall, and a minimum of 210 in centerfield and 190 down the lines if the fence is 6ft tall. Covered dugouts must be provided, as well as a press box and lights, with preference given to hosts that have access to a tarp. Spectator seating must be provided for a minimum of 500 people.

Estimated number of participants and fans: 250 student-athletes; 500-700 fans.

Hotel requirements: Centralized property capable of accommodating several meetings and a banquet for 700-800 people.

Room block: 150 minimum

Rate: $90-$115

Rights Fee: $6,000

For the complete RFP, click here.

For more information, email Jamie Adams, Championships Event Manager, at jadams@naia.org.

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