October 14, 2020

Virginia Beach and Norfolk State University Selected To Host NCAA Championships

​Virginia Beach, Va. – October 14, 2020 – The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) announced Wednesday that Norfolk State University and the City of Virginia Beach have been selected to host Men's and Women's Indoor Track and Field Championships four years in a row:2023 Division II Championships2024 Division III Championships 2025 Division I Championships2026 Division II ChampionshipsThe national championships will take place at the new Virginia Beach Sports Center. NSU will serve as the host institution for an NCAA Championship event for the first time. It also will be the first time a Historically Black College or University (HBCU) will host an NCAA Division I national championship track event."When we built this facility, we had our sights set on hosting this event, so to receive an award for each of the four years is a tremendous honor. This is a proud day for Virginia Beach," said Nancy Helman, director of Sports Marketing for Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau. "These events are the pinnacles of indoor track and field and our new Virginia Beach Sports Center will offer competitors a best in class experience. We look forward to welcoming the student-athletes, coaches, families and fans to our city." "NSU is honored to be chosen as the host for the track and field national championships," said Melody Webb, NSU director of athletics. "The strategic partnership with the Virginia Beach Sports Center to submit a bid was a group effort by everyone involved. The NCAA Championships will be an incredible addition to the Hampton Roads community." "This is a tremendous honor for NSU Athletics and our track and field program to partner with a great city and host this event," said Kenneth Giles, NSU's director of Track & Field Programs. "It's unprecedented for us. I want to thank Dani Timm, the CVB's national sports sales manager, and the team in Virginia Beach for their help in making this happen. The facility is phenomenal and will attract many great events like this in the future." The Virginia Beach Sports Center opened earlier this month. The 285,000-square foot facility is located across from the Virginia Beach Convention Center and features a state-of-the-art indoor hydraulic track with seating for up to 5,000 spectators. About Virginia BeachVirginia Beach, Virginia's most populous city, resides where the Chesapeake Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean. The city is home to 35 miles of sandy beaches, a flourishing culinary and craft beer scene, rich history, a variety of arts and entertainment and family-friendly attractions that keep visitors entertained year-round. www.visitvirginiabeach.com Media Contacts:Matt Michalec, Assistant AD / CommunicationsNorfolk State Universitymmichalec@nsu.edu757-823-2628Erin Goldmeier, Director of Public RelationsVisit Virginia Beachegoldmeier@visitvirginiabeach.com757-255-0085

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