Sioux City is proud to welcome the annual NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball National Championship, presented by Mercy Medical Center and Seaboard Triumph Foods, at the Tyson Events Center. The championship will feature the 32 top women’s basketball teams from across the country, competing in a single-elimination championship that tips off Wednesday morning, March 7th, at 8:30 a.m. Championship passes and single-game tickets are on sale now at the Tyson Events Center Box Office, online at TysonCenter.com, or by calling 800-514-ETIX(3849).
The annual Opening “Tip-Off” event, presented by Security National Bank, will take place on Tuesday, March 6, at the Sioux City Convention Center, with doors opening at 5:30 p.m., and the program with entertainment beginning at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $30, and are also available now at all points of purchase. The 2018 Opening “Tip Off” event will highlight the 32 teams who have traveled from all over the United States to compete.
Businesses are encouraged to welcome out-of-town visitors and capitalize on the increased traffic by recognizing the NAIA championship on signs and marquees. Some businesses may also consider extended hours so out-of-town visitors have the opportunity to experience Sioux City’s restaurants and retail shops.
Missouri River Historical Development serves as the Community Partner for the NAIA DII Women’s Basketball Championship. The Sioux City Sports Commission, the Stuck Layman Rose Group at Baird, and US Bank are this year’s Welcoming Sponsors.
Based in Kansas City, the NAIA offers 25 national championships with more than 60,000 student-athletes who receive $500 million in scholarships. For more information about the Championship, visit www.NAIA.org.
This event utilizes social media to communicate with its attendees. Join the conversation at Facebook.com/PlayNAIA, @PlayNAIA on Instagram, or @PlayNAIA on Twitter. The official hashtag is #NAIAIIWBB. Please follow these accounts and welcome the group to Sioux City.
The Championship schedule is as follows:
Wednesday March 7- (First Round) 8:30 am, 10:15 am, 12:00 pm, 1:45 pm, 3:30 pm, 5:15 pm, 7:30 pm, 9:15 pm
Thursday March 8- (First Round Day two) 8:30 am, 10:15 am, 12:00 pm, 1:45 pm, 3:30 pm, 5:15 pm, 7 pm, 8:45 pm
Friday March 9- (Second Round) 8:30 am, 10:15 am, 12:00 pm, 1:45 pm, 3:30 pm, 5:15 pm, 7 pm, 8:45 pm
Saturday March 10- (Quarterfinals) 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm, 6:00 pm, 8:00 pm
Monday March 12- (Semi-Finals) 6:00 pm, 8:00 pm, (televised live nationally on ESPN3)
Tuesday March 13- (Championship) 7:00 pm (televised live nationally on ESPN3)
To find out where to stay, where to shop, and what to do while in Sioux City, log on to www.visitsiouxcity.org.