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Visit Overland Park Hires Eric Olson as Vice President of Sports Tourism and Events

Visit Overland Park announced the launch of its sports tourism strategy with the hiring of industry veteran Eric Olson as vice president of sports tourism and events. Olson has significant sports tourism experience, having served most recently as principal for the sports tourism consultancy the Huddle Up Group, as well as director of championships for […]

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NAIA Championship Events

Status Open for bidding; the deadline varies for each event Inside Track The National Athletic Intercollegiate Association is looking for several championship hosts in future years and sports. The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, has administered programs dedicated to championships since 1937 in balance with the overall college educational experience. […]

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NAIA Partners with Mammoth Sports Construction and FieldTurf

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics has agreed to terms with both Mammoth Sports Construction and FieldTurf as its ‘Official Sports Construction and Architectural Design Firm’ and ‘Official Turf Partner,’ respectively, the first time that the NAIA has secured the partnership categories. “This partnership with both Mammoth Sports Construction and FieldTurf is historic for the NAIA,” […]

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NAIA Announces Indiana Wesleyan as Host for Outdoor Track & Field Championships

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics has selected Indiana Wesleyan and the Wildcat Track & Field Complex in Marion, Indiana, to host the outdoor track & field national championships through the 2025 season with an option for the 2026 season. Indiana Wesleyan has hosted four prior NAIA Outdoor Track & Field Championships (2010-2013). All schools […]

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Durham Sports Commission to Host 2021–2022 NAIA Football National Championships

The 2021 and 2022 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics football national championship games will be held in Durham, North Carolina, for the first time. The NAIA Senior Football Classic will also be part of the week’s events that will be hosted by the Durham Sports Commission. The game will be played at Willie Bradshaw Field […]

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NAIA Beach Volleyball Heading to Florida in 2022 and 2023

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics has awarded Visit Panama City Beach in Panama City, Florida, hosting rights for the 2022 and 2023 NAIA Beach Volleyball National Invitational. Beginning in April 2022, NAIA beach volleyball will crown its champion at Russell Fields City Pier Courts. There are 11 regulation beach volleyball courts located on the […]

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Palm Beach County Sports Commission Lands Three NAIA Postseason Events

The Palm Beach County Sports Commission and Keiser University are hosting three National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics championship events in West Palm Beach, Florida, during the month of April. Keiser University has already hosted the first round of the NAIA football championship series with the second round coming on April 24, along with the recently […]

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NFL Flag, NAIA to Host Inaugural Women’s Flag Football Finals at Mercedes-Benz Stadium

The inaugural NAIA Women’s Flag Football Finals will be held May 4–8 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta in conjuction with NFL Flag and Reigning Champs Experiences. Ten teams will compete: Milligan University, Kansas Wesleyan University, Keiser University College of Golf, University of Saint Mary, Midland University, St. Thomas University, Webber International University, Xavier University of […]

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NAIA Relocates 2021 Cheer Championships to Quad Cities, Iowa

The NAIA will be moving its 2021 cheer and dance national championships to Davenport, Iowa, to be hosted by St. Ambrose University and Visit Quad Cities on March 12–13. St. Ambrose hosted the cheer and dance national championships in 2019 and was scheduled to do so in 2020 prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. “The partnership […]

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NAIA Women’s Lacrosse Championships Awarded to Lawrence Tech

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics has awarded Lawrence Technological University hosting rights for the 2022 and 2023 Women’s Lacrosse National Championships in partnership with the Detroit Sports Commission. Blue Devils Stadium will host the events as the women’s lacrosse championship will get its own host site and break from the men’s lacrosse invitational for […]

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