The NAIA Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse Invitationals will find a new home in Georgia as the Savannah Sports Council and SCAD will partner as the event’s new hosts for the 2020 and 2021 events at Memorial Stadium.
“The Savannah Sports Council is thrilled to host the 2020 and 2021 NAIA Lacrosse National Invitational in partnership with SCAD,” said Robert Wells the Savannah Sports Council director. “This is the first national event that has selected the newly constructed Memorial Stadium to host their event and we couldn’t be more proud. This will be an excellent way to showcase all the hard work that has been done on Memorial Stadium.”
Memorial Stadium recently was under renovation that began in 2017 and was completed in phases. The lighted stadium now seats 5,000 fans and will be available to host programs such as football, soccer and lacrosse. Other renovations included the press box and the addition of a building that encompass a field house, locker rooms and concessions. The stadium is also fitted with synthetic turf on the playing surface and a digital scoreboard that features high-definition video capability.
Currently, 31 NAIA institutions sponsor men’s lacrosse and 37 NAIA institutions sponsor women’s lacrosse. The invitationals will consist of an eight-team, single-elimination field for each gender.
The first lacrosse invitationals were hosted in Greenville, S.C., in 2016 and were won by former member Davenport (Mich.) for the men’s and women’s invitationals.
Host – Savannah Sports Council & SCAD Savannah
Event – NAIA Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse Invitationals
Dates – May 6-9, 2020 | May 5-8, 2021
Facility – Memorial Stadium