Monday, November 21, 2011

NAIA Women’s Soccer National Championship to Bring Over $580K To Decatur & Morgan County

Set for November 28-December 3, 2011, over 500 student-athletes and coaches will travel from the United States and Canada to Decatur, Alabama to compete in the 2011 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Women’s Soccer National Championship. The 15-game tournament is estimated to pump more than $580K into the Decatur and Morgan County area where local restaurants, hotels, and retail stores will all be directly impacted.
All games will be played at the Jack Allen Recreation Complex located at 2616 Modaus Road SW in Decatur and are open to the public. Game times are 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m., and 7 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday; 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Friday; and 5 p.m. on Saturday. No games are scheduled for Thursday. A kick-off banquet for all competing teams is set for Sunday, 6 p.m. and a Semifinalist Banquet will be held at noon on Thursday at the new Ingalls Harbor Indoor Pavilion.

Admission is free. Parking is $10 per day/per car and $20 per day/per bus or an all-tournament pass is available for $30 per car or $60 per bus. Parking passes will be available at the complex entrance.

The NAIA Women’s Soccer National Championship in 2011 will mark its third time in the state of Alabama. The Jack Allen Recreation Complex hosted the prestigious event in 2009 and 2010.

NAIA is the governing body for athletics programs at its nearly 300 colleges and universities throughout the United States and Canada. The long-held mission of the NAIA is to promote the education and development of well-rounded students and productive citizens through intercollegiate athletics. For more information on NAIA and the women’s soccer national championship, visit

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