Football National Championship

NAIA Championship Host Manual & Style Guide 

Event Name:

NAIA Football National Championship

Seeking Site For:

2025 & 2026

Bid Deadline:

June 1, 2024

Bid Packet:

Please reach out to the championship sport manager for the bid packet. Contact information is listed below. 

Rights Fee:



December 22, 2025;
December 21, 2026

Days of the Week:

Thursday (teams arrive) - Tuesday (teams depart)

Number of Teams:


Estimated Number
of Participants & Fans:

Two teams (100+ players, coaches and trainers each)
3,000 - 8,000 fans

Facility 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. This press box must have closed off coaches' rooms, PA system and controls to electronic scoreboard. The facility must have platforms for TV cameras on the same side as the press box. Camera platforms should ideally be located between the 35 and 40 yard lines on both sides of the 50 yard line. Goal post must be collegiate and/or professional in dimensions.

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.

Hotel Requirements:

Centralized properties capable of accommodating several meetings and a banquet for 350-500 people

Average Length of Stay:

Four nights

Room Block Needed:

200 per night divided between four hotels (two team hotels and two fan hotels)

Room Rate:

The price range is $90-$135 regardless of room occupancy

Hotel Pre-Registration:

The NAIA will be responsible for making team, officials, media and staffing reservations, team hotel assignments and arrangements for paying for rooms with the hotel.


Abby Schultz, Championship Sport Manager
(816) 595-8184  

Event History:

2021-23: Durham County Memorial Stadium, Durham, NC
2019-20: Eddie G. Robinson Stadium, Grambling, La.
2014-18: Municipal Stadium, Daytona Beach, Fla.
2008-13: Barron Stadium, Shorter College, Rome/Floyd County
1998-07 Jim Carroll Stadium, Team Hardin County