The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) is currently seeking proposals to host its Football National Championships in 2023 and 2024. The event typically generates an economic impact of more than $1 million to the community and produces approximately 1,000 hotel room nights by the participating teams, fans and visitors. The event is a single-game national championship contest between two of the best NAIA football teams. Here are the details:
Deadline to bid: June 1, 2022
Time of year: December 16, 2023; December 21, 2024
Venue requirements: A stadium type facility with a seating capacity of 8,000 minimum and a synthetic playing surface. The field width shall be 80 yards and the length shall be 120 yards. The facility must contain an elevated press box that can house between 50 and 75 people with electric power and phone lines, while being able to accommodate television staging and talent, as well as an Instant Replay System. Practice facilities must be available for the three days prior to the championship that contain the same playing surface as the championship game field. This is preferable but not mandatory.
Estimated number of participants and fans: 2 teams (100+ players, coaches and trainers) and anywhere from 3,000-8,000 fans.
Economic impact: Approximately $1 million
Hotel requirements: Centralized properties capable of accommodating several meetings and a banquet for 350-500 people
Room block: 200 per night divided between 4 hotels
Rights Fee: $30,000
For the complete RFP, click here.
For more information, email Kelli Briscoe, Championship Event Manager, at email@example.com.