Women's Basketball National Championship

NAIA Championship Host Manual & Style Guide  

Event Name:

NAIA Women's Basketball National Championship (Combined Divisions)

Seeking Site For:

2026 & 2027 (two-year bid will be awarded)

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:

$30,000.00 (Minimum)


March 19-24, 2026

March 18-23, 2027

Days of the Week:

Thursday - Tuesday

Number of Teams:

16 team single-elimination format

Estimated Number
of Participants & Fans:

300-350 players, coaches, & staff

Host Requirements:

Generate adequate sponsoships to support the event budget, produce a Teaming Up for Character™ activity in your community that involves NAIA student-athletes, produce a compelling student-athlete kick-off event that includes a meal for all athletes and official travel party.

Facility Requirements:

Arena style facility available for 15 games; having seating capacity of approximately 4,000-6,000. Official court measuring 94 feet by 50 feet, wood floor, standards, and goals with nets on rectangular glass backboards.  An electronic scoreboard, shot clocks, game clocks on each end of the court and sound system.  Facility must have training room, five locker rooms/dressing rooms for team/official use. Several practice sites must be available throughout the championship.

Hotel Requirements:

Centralized property(s) capable of accommodating several meetings and a banquet for 500 people.

Average Length of Stay:

Four nights 

Room Block Needed:


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


Abby Schultz, Championship Sport Manager

Event History:

NAIA Division I
2017-19: Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark, Billings, Mont.
2015-16: Silverstein Eye Centers Areana, Independence, Mo.
2012-14: Frankfort Convention Center, Frankfort, Ky.
1990-11: Oman Arena, Jackson, Tenn.


NAIA Division II
2000-2020: Tyson Events Center, Sioux City, Iowa


NAIA (Combined)
2021-23: Tyson Events Center, Sioux City, Iowa