USA Field Hockey is seeking proposals to host its 2021-2023 National Indoor Tournament. The NIT is an event that culminates the indoor season of several age divisions, including U-10 Co-Ed, U-12 Co-Ed, U-14 Girls, U-16 Girls, U-17 Boys, U-19 Girls, adult men and adult women. Currently, more than 415 teams from around the country are participating in the NIT to create one of the world’s largest combined indoor field hockey tournaments. This bid is specifically requesting a proposal to host an NIT that can accommodate a tournament with a minimum of 144 teams. All four of these age groups are able to be held in one three-day tournament weekend. Options for a four-day tournament may be possible dependent on venue size, maximum team servicing and the availability of the fourth day to be on a holiday weekend.
Deadline to Bid: August 23, 2018
Time of Year: 2021: February 12 – March 8, 2022: February 11 – March 7, 2023: February 10 – March 6. Bidders are encouraged to communicate all available weekends that their designated indoor facilitates can be rented.
Venue Requirements: Eight or more indoor courts between the minimum and maximum dimensions of 124’x65’ up to 150’x78’ with additional space between courts for team benches, spectator seating and walkways. Space for a vendor village and hospitality areas are also required. Bidders that can configure courts nearer the maximum allowable court dimensions will be more heavily considered.
Number of participants: 1,650 athletes, 375 coaches, 75 umpires and 2,475 spectators
Hotel requirements: Centrally located near airport, venue or local attraction.
Room nights: 2,850
Rate: $150 or less preferred
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