We need your support!

For 28 years the Shoals area has successfully hosted the NCAA Division II National Championship Football game. December 21st, 2013 marks the final championship game in our existing contract with the NCAA. The Shoals National Championship Committee, together with The University of North Alabama, intends to submit a bid in mid-September to host the 2014-17 games. Final bids are due on September 16th, 2013 and the host site will be announced in December 2013.

View statements of support from those who want to "Keep It In The Shoals"

View the "Keep It In The Shoals" Press Conference video from 8-29-13.


Why should we "Keep It In The Shoals"?

  • The tremendous positive economic impact the game has on our Shoals economy
  • The national exposure for the Shoals area through ESPN television coverage
  • The national exposure for the University of North Alabama
  • The partnership with the Harlon Hill Award and Division II Hall of Fame and the "total package" it creates for Division II football
  • The hard work and dedication of Grady Liles and others who worked so hard to bring the game to our area 28 years ago
  • The bid specifications have been generated by events that were created by the SNCC and UNA.
  • The student-athlete deserves the best.

Throughout the years, our top priority has always been to make sure the student athletes have a "National Championship" experience to carry with them for the rest of their lives.


What can you do to "Keep It In The Shoals"?

The competition to become the host site will be challenging as bids are expected from several other areas. We are asking for your support by making a commitment to buy a block of tickets each year over the next five years. We are not asking for you to pay now but only to pledge that you will purchase these tickets each year. Our goal is that with this support, we will be able to present a more attractive financial package to the NCAA.

Please help "Keep It In The Shoals" by completing and submitting the Pledge Form. All of your information will remain confidential and, again, no money is required today.


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