The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) has announced the 2023 and 2024 NJCAA Division I Men’s & Women’s Soccer Championships will be held at the Stryker Sports Complex in Wichita, Kan. Hosted by Visit Wichita, the joint national tournaments will be played Nov. 12-18, 2023, and Nov. 17-23, 2024.
The championships are expected to bring hundreds of athletes to the region, resulting in approximately $700,000 in estimated local economic impact.
“The NJCAA looks forward to the DI Men’s & Women’s Soccer Championships being held in Wichita, Kansas, in 2023 and 2024,” stated Liz Homrig, NJCAA Director of Championship Operations. “The Stryker Sports Complex is a premier soccer venue and Visit Wichita has a strong history of providing a first-class experience to the association’s student-athletes.”
Stryker Sports Complex consists of 11 all-sports turf fields, each with outdoor lighting, and a 112,000-square-foot indoor facility designed to attract events and all levels of competition to Wichita and the surrounding areas. Most recently, the Stryker Sports Complex served as the location for the NJCAA DII Men's and Women's Soccer Championships during the fall of 2021.
“It was an honor to host the DII men and women’s championships in 2021, giving us an opportunity to showcase Sedgwick County and Wichita’s world-class facilities, amenities and more," said Josh Howell, Vice President of Sports Development at Visit Wichita. "Our partnership with the NJCAA is an integral piece of creating sports tourism for Wichita and surrounding areas. We look forward to exposing teams, coaches and fans to all the Wichita area has to offer while cheering on the amazing student-athletes that make up the NJCAA.”
For more information about the association, visit: NJCAA.ORG
About Visit Wichita
Visit Wichita markets the greater Wichita area as a major convention and tourism destination, thereby enhancing the economic development of the city, county, region and state. Visit Wichita is led by president and CEO Susie Santo, and in 2021 travel and tourism contributed nearly $1.1 billion in economic impact to the greater Wichita area. Find more information at www.VisitWichita.com.
About the NJCAA
Since 1938, the NJCAA has served as the nation’s premier governing body for two-year collegiate athletics, providing student-athletes opportunities to PREPARE, COMPETE, SUCCEED and ACHIEVE in their academic and athletic disciplines. The NJCAA is the second-largest national intercollegiate athletic organization in the United States with over 500 member schools in 44 states. Each year over 3,400 teams compete in 28 different sports across multiple divisions in the NJCAA and the organization sponsors 53 national championship events and sanctioned football bowl games.