The Kansas City Sports Commission has recently submitted more than 20 bids to host NCAA championship games between 2026 and 2028. Commission President and CEO Kathy Nelson expressed her excitement about the city’s track record in hosting prestigious NCAA events. She thanked the staff and partners who collaborated on the creation of the offers.

The bid deadline was February 7, and the championships will be awarded and announced on October 2. Offerings include DI Men’s Basketball at T-Mobile Center, DI Men’s Soccer and DI Women’s Soccer at CPKC Stadium, as well as the DII Fall Festival, which features multiple sports.

Mayor Quinton Lucas expressed support for the candidacy, noting the importance of sports to Kansas City’s identity. The city has a history of successfully hosting NCAA teams and fans, and community support has been instrumental in these efforts.

In addition to bids for future events, the commission also announced plans to host the 2024 NCAA DI Wrestling Championships in March and the 2025 NCAA DI Women’s Volleyball Championships at the T-Mobile Center. These events are expected to be among the largest and most attended NCAA championships.

Overall, Kathy Nelson stated that she is excited about what this means for Kansas City as a premier host for NCAA Championship events in

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