From The Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM – For the second straight day, the city of Birmingham has announced future NCAA sporting events coming to the Magic City.
One day after the city announced its NCAA basketball tournament bids, it has announced a plan to host four additional championship events starting in 2023. According to a press release from Birmingham’s public information office, the NCAA has awarded four championships to the Birmingham CrossPlex for the 2023 – 2026 seasons.
The City of Birmingham and Birmingham Southern College will host the following championships:
- 2023 Division III Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track and Field Championship
- 2026 Division III Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track and Field Championship
The Birmingham CrossPlex hosted its first NCAA National Championship in 2013 with the Division II Winter Festival. The CrossPlex was awarded 11 NCAA championships for the 2015-18 bid cycle and was awarded 13 championships for the 2019-22 bid cycle bringing a total of 29 NCAA championships to the CrossPlex through 2022.
Bidding for 86 of 90 NCAA championships began in August 2019 and more than 3,000 bid applications were ultimately submitted. Each sport committee, per division, selected the host sites it believed would provide the ultimate experience for the respective student-athletes, resulting in more than 400 total championship event sites being awarded.