The NCAA announced Wednesday that the Division II football national championship game will be held at Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kan. from 2014 through 2017.
Bentonvile’s Tiger Stadium was one of three sites being considered. The winning bid was submitted by the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association and the Kansas City Sports Commission.
The Bentonville Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Great American Conference — an NCAA Division II conference headquartered in Russellville that includes 11 schools from Arkansas and Oklahoma — were behind the effort to bring the event to Northwest Arkansas.
Braly Municipal Stadium in Florence, Ala., has hosted the game — which caps the Division II football playoff — every year since 1986, the... [ MORE ]