NAIA Accepting Host Bids for 2020, 2021 Men’s Volleyball National Championships

  0 Braden Keith | August 15th, 2018 | College - Men's Indoor, NAIA, News

The NAIA has opened bidding for its 2020 and 2021 national championship tournaments. Those will be the 2nd-and-3rd versions of the event, after the opener is held in Des Moines, Iowa – home of the defending invitational national champions Grand View University – in the spring of 2019.

The NAIA, a separate division of collegiate athletics than the NCAA, announced earlier this year that it will begin officially sponsoring a men’s volleyball national championship this season after 40 member institutions declared their intent to participate in the sport next season. The NAIA held national invitationals in 2016, 2017, and 2018, with Missouri Baptist, Park University, and Grand View University winning those titles, respectively.

The 2020 tournament will be held from April 14th-18th, while 2021 will run from the 13th through the 17th.

Sioux City, Iowa and the Tyson Events Center has become the regular host of the women’s volleyball tournament, which it will host for at least the next two seasons.

Courtesy: NAIA

Site Survey & Bid Form

Event Name: NAIA Men’s Volleyball National Championship
Seeking Site For: 2020 & 2021
Bid Deadline: November 1, 2018
Rights Fee: $3,000 (Minimum)
Time of Year: April 2020, 2021
Days of the Week: Tuesday-Saturday
Number of Teams/Format: Eight teams – The format of the tournament will include three days of pool play (two pools of four teams), with the top two teams in each pool advancing to a single-elimination tournament. Each team will play one match against the three other teams in its pool. A total of four matches (two per pool) will be conducted on each of Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of the tournament. The top two teams in each pool will advance to Friday’s semifinal matches, while the National Championship final will be played on Saturday.
Estimated Number
of Participants & Fans:
160 players, coaches, & staff
1,500+ fans over the duration
Facility Requirements: The facility shall include all facilities and equipment necessary for volleyball, including standards and nets for one court, adequate spectator seating of 500, lights, electronic scoreboards, press box area, concession stands, rest rooms, meeting rooms, box office, parking lots, sound systems, signs, etc.
Hotel Requirements: Centralized property(s) capable of accommodating several meetings and an opening event for at least 200 people.
Average Length of Stay: 5-6 nights
Room Block Needed: 100
Room Rate: The price range is $90-$115, regardless of  room occupancy
Hotel Pre-Registration: Participants will be responsible for making reservations and paying for rooms directly with the hotel
Contact: Kelli Briscoe, Championship Event Manager
[email protected]

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