Officials from the National Christian Collegiate Athletic Association and Shorter University were joined by local dignitaries at Barron Stadium in downtown Rome on Tuesday morning to announce that Shorter has been chosen as the host institution for NCCAA football and outdoor track and field championship events.
The 2013 Victory Bowl, the NCCAA’s football championship game between its number one and number two ranked schools, is set for November 23rd at historic Barron Stadium. The 2014 and 2015 Victory Bowls will also be played in Rome.
NCCAA Executive Director Dan Wood had the honor of sharing yesterday’s big news.
Barron Stadium will also be the site of the NCCAA’s Outdoor Track and Field National Championships in 2014, 2015, and 2016.
Shorter, Rome and Floyd County has played host to the NAIA Football National Championship since 2008 and is slated to host the NAIA game for one more year on December 21st.
NAIA Host Committee Co-Chair Bob Berry says that although Rome will no longer host the NAIA game, the NCCAA events will make the SPLOST-funded improvements to Barron Stadium and Maddox Track all worthwhile.
Estimates from the Greater Rome Convention and Visitors Bureau reveal that the anticipated economic impact of the NCCAA’s Victory Bowl and Outdoor Track and Field Championships will be approximately $1.23 million.
The NCCAA is based out of Greenville, South Carolina and is comprised of 113 institutions. For more information about the organization, visit www.thenccaa.org.
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