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KC wants to be NCAA Championship destination

Postby KCMax » Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:14 am

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Kansas City wants to become an NCAA championship destination

Nelson said Kansas City expects to cast a wide net for championship events and would love to land at least one major championship a year. Proposals will be coordinated from the sports commission office and will include partnerships with the city’s professional sports teams and area colleges and administrators.

For instance, Kansas City plans to bid for the Division II football championship, working with the Kansas City-based Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association and Sporting Kansas City....

Kansas City is interested in those championships and others, such as Division I soccer, ice hockey and track and field — perhaps at Kansas’ new track stadium under construction. There’s also interest in luring the Division II sports festival, an Olympic-style series of championships.

In the fall, the festival includes men’s and women’s cross country, field hockey, men’s and women’s soccer and women’s volleyball — bringing hundreds of athletes to one site over a few days. Orlando, Fla., Louisville, Ky., Birmingham, Ala., and Houston are among the cities that have played host to festivals for either fall, winter or spring sports since 2004....

The men’s and women’s Final Four won’t be part of the timeline.

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Re: KC wants to be NCAA Championship destination

Postby shaffe » Tue Jun 25, 2013 12:04 am

DI wrestling would be a great get for years the B12 (or SEC I suppose) hoops tournament wasn't in town.

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Postby pstokely » Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:35 am

shaffe wrote:DI wrestling would be a great get for years the B12 (or SEC I suppose) hoops tournament wasn't in town.


ironically sec has no rasslin'

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Postby pstokely » Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:35 am

shaffe wrote:DI wrestling would be a great get for years the B12 (or SEC I suppose) hoops tournament wasn't in town.


ironically sec has no rasslin'

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Postby mgsports » Tue Jun 25, 2013 3:56 pm

Also hooked a deal with ESPN3.

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Re: KC wants to be NCAA Championship destination

Postby KCMax » Wed Sep 18, 2013 4:07 pm

KC bids for 13 NCAA championships

Soccer, wrestling, volleyball, hockey, tennis, cross country, DII football.

KC also plans to bid for NCAA basketball regional and Women's Final Four.

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Re: KC wants to be NCAA Championship destination

Postby KCMax » Thu Oct 31, 2013 3:23 pm

Kansas City named finalist for several NCAA tournaments

Kansas City was selected as a finalist for Division I wrestling, volleyball, and men's and women's soccer championships. It was also selected as a finalist to host Division II football and men's and women's soccer.


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Re: KC wants to be NCAA Championship destination

Postby KCMax » Thu Dec 12, 2013 10:28 am

14 NCAA Championships coming to KC

2015 Div I Men's Soccer will be played at Sporting Park, as well as 2014-2015 Div III Men's and Women's Finals. Div II and III will be played at Swope Park in 2016-2017

2017 Div I Women's Volleyball will be played at Sprint Center

2014-2017 Div II football championship to be played at Sporting Park, after 26 years of being played in Alabama.

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Re: KC wants to be NCAA Championship destination

Postby kcjak » Thu Dec 12, 2013 11:53 am

KCMax wrote:14 NCAA Championships coming to KC

2015 Div I Men's Soccer will be played at Sporting Park, as well as 2014-2015 Div III Men's and Women's Finals. Div II and III will be played at Swope Park in 2016-2017

2017 Div I Women's Volleyball will be played at Sprint Center

2014-2017 Div II football championship to be played at Sporting Park, after 26 years of being played in Alabama.


KC's 14 championships are more than any other city - Louisville had 13. If you include the champsionships awarded to Lawrence, it's even more impressive.

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Re: KC wants to be NCAA Championship destination

Postby brewcrew1000 » Thu Dec 12, 2013 4:31 pm

If NW Missouri played in the D2 championship wonder if they would move it to Arrowhead.

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Re: KC wants to be NCAA Championship destination

Postby brewcrew1000 » Thu Dec 12, 2013 4:35 pm

Do you know to find a list of everything that was selected yesterday

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Re: KC wants to be NCAA Championship destination

Postby kcjak » Thu Dec 12, 2013 4:40 pm

brewcrew1000 wrote:Do you know to find a list of everything that was selected yesterday


There's a comprehensive list on the NCAA website.

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Re: KC wants to be NCAA Championship destination

Postby brewcrew1000 » Thu Dec 12, 2013 4:41 pm

Yeah, i found it, I think KC really got a lot of the good sports. It would have been nice to see them land a NCAA Hockey Regional or a Wrestling Final but overall this is the best one of any metro.
http://www.ncaa.com/news/ncaa/article/2 ... ship-sites

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Re: KC wants to be NCAA Championship destination

Postby WSPanic » Thu Dec 12, 2013 5:08 pm

brewcrew1000 wrote:If NW Missouri played in the D2 championship wonder if they would move it to Arrowhead.


Can't imagine their opponent would be very happy about that.

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Re: KC wants to be NCAA Championship destination

Postby Highlander » Fri Dec 13, 2013 1:58 pm

Pretty cool that KC won those events. Hope the NCAA isn't think that KC will be content and now they can give the NCAA tourney destinations to other cities.

Where will Tennis be played?

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Re: KC wants to be NCAA Championship destination

Postby KCMax » Fri Dec 13, 2013 2:04 pm

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brewcrew1000 wrote:If NW Missouri played in the D2 championship wonder if they would move it to Arrowhead.


Can't imagine their opponent would be very happy about that.


These things also are scheduled out way in advance. I don't think you can schedule Arrowhead a week out.

I think they'd rather have a sold out Sporting Park than a 3/4th empty Arrowhead anyway.

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Re: KC wants to be NCAA Championship destination

Postby WSPanic » Fri Dec 13, 2013 2:26 pm

Highlander wrote:Pretty cool that KC won those events. Hope the NCAA isn't think that KC will be content and now they can give the NCAA tourney destinations to other cities.

Where will Tennis be played?


Don't think we got tennis. Not sure where that would have been. Maybe The Plaza? And then downtown to Barney Allis for the finals?

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Re: KC wants to be NCAA Championship destination

Postby Highlander » Fri Dec 13, 2013 2:29 pm

WSPanic wrote:
Highlander wrote:Pretty cool that KC won those events. Hope the NCAA isn't think that KC will be content and now they can give the NCAA tourney destinations to other cities.

Where will Tennis be played?


Don't think we got tennis. Not sure where that would have been. Maybe The Plaza? And then downtown to Barney Allis for the finals?


OK. Thought I saw it on KCMax's post a few posts up. As a tennis fan - I'd love to see a few NCAA championship matches.

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Re: KC wants to be NCAA Championship destination

Postby KCMax » Fri Dec 13, 2013 2:31 pm

They unsuccessfully bid on Div II tennis. It was to be played at the Plaza and Homestead Country Club in JoCo.

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Re: KC wants to be NCAA Championship destination

Postby KCMax » Mon Nov 17, 2014 12:59 pm

KC tabbed to host the 2017 NCAA Men's Midwest Regional Final


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