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NAIA Selects Pensacola as New Site for Women’s Soccer National Championship NAIA to crown Women’s Soccer Champions at new home


KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced that it hasselected Pensacola, Fla., and Ashton Brosnaham Athletic Park as its new home for the NAIA Women’s Soccer National Championship. The initial term of the agreement is two years and will conclude after the 2025 NAIA Women’s Soccer Championship in December and will be hosted by Pensacola Sports.

“We had a difficult choice ahead of us in the bid process, but Pensacola stood out amongst a very strong groupof contenders,” said Austin Bennett, NAIA Director of Championships. “Pensacola Sports will do a tremendous joband will give our NAIA student-athletes a special championship experience at a first-rate facility.”

Ashton Brosnahan Athletic Park is the current home to the Southeastern Conference (SEC) Women’s Soccer Championships and features a state-of-the-art layout that will be a great experience for teams and fans alike.Just last year, the facility underwent a large-scale upgrade that included a complete re-sod that was designed forhigh-level college soccer. This improvement, along with the addition of multiple locker rooms and flexible usespace has made the facility an ideal location for the NAIA to crown a champion in the years to come.

“Pensacola is thrilled to host the NAIA Women’s Soccer National Championship at Ashton Brosnaham AthleticPark,” said Ray Palmer, Pensacola Sports President. “We know the players will love our brand new $2.7 million locker room facilities and players and fans alike will appreciate the well-kept pitch. That field is as good as I’veever seen it."

The NAIA will move its championship from one exciting beach locale to another, giving student-athletes a tropical experience off the pitch while delivering a facility that has spared no expense in its development and upkeep. Pensacola Sports supports two NCAA Division I Conference Championships as the Sun Belt Conference also calls the city home for its basketball championships.

“We want to thank Orange Beach and the team at Gulf Shores/Orange Beach Sports and Events for their years as a dedicated host. Their contributions over the years to this championship cannot and should not be forgotten,” remarked Bennett. “Looking forward, however, we are excited to crown champions in Pensacola and are hopeful for a long-term future there.”

ABOUT NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS (NAIA) The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., is a governing body of small athletics programs that are dedicated to character-driven intercollegiate athletics. NAIA members provide more than 83,000 student-athletes with opportunities to play college sports, earn $1.3 billion in scholarships and compete in 28 national championships. | @NAIA

ABOUT PENSACOLA SPORTS Pensacola Sports is one of the oldest sports associations/commissions in the United States, beginning in 1955. Today, Pensacola Sports manages or assists in numerous events a year throughout the Escambia, Santa Rosa, and Okaloosa County areas, and is the lead sports tourism agency for Escambia County. Events include a high school all-star series, 5K-15K runs, half marathon, fishing tournament, soccer and softball tournaments, collegiate conference and national championships, and annual awards and scholarships banquets to name a few. Pensacola Sports is dedicated to building a better community through sports. Be Moved!