Men's Lacrosse National Invitational

NAIA Championship Host Manual & Style Guide 

Event Name:

NAIA Men's Lacrosse National Invitational

Seeking Site For:

2026 & 2027

Bid Deadline:

June 1, 2025

Bid Packet:

Bid Packet will be posted August 2024.

Rights Fee:

$2,500 (minimum)

Dates:

May 13-16, 2026; and May 12-15, 2027

Days of the Week:

Wednesday-Saturday

Estimated Number
of Participants & Fans:

200-250 Athletes
500-1,000 Fans

Facility Requirements:

Provide a lacrosse facility that meets the standards and approval of the NAIA with two primary championship fields, auxiliary field, and practice fields, adequate spectator seating, lights, electronic scoreboard, press box, concession stands, restrooms, signs, and water coolers.

Provide a minimum of four (4) practice fields at the stadium complex or easily accessible, meeting the standards and approval of the NAIA. These facilities must be available to schedule team workouts and practice sessions before and during the event.

Provide press box personnel necessary for the administration of the games, including public address announcers, scorekeepers, statisticians, scoreboard operators, and personnel to prepare results and update brackets to media, coaches, etc. It shall be equipped with wireless internet, 2 separate wired connections, and a wireless network printer.

Hotel Requirements:

Centralized property capable of accommodating several meetings and a banquet for 200-400 people, with preference for properties that can house all 8 teams. 

Average Length of Stay:

5-6 nights

Room Block Needed:

240 - 250 

Room Rate:

The price range is $99-$135, regardless of room occupancy

Hotel Pre-Registration:

Participants will work directly with the hotel to make reservations and submit payment.

Contact:

Brian Lewis, Championship Sport Manager
(816) 595-8196
blewis@naia.org