Charlotte, NC - The NJCAA, along with the Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau, and Arkansas Parks, Heritage, and Tourism, has announced Little Rock, Arkansas as the location for the 2021, 2022, and 2023 NJCAA Football Championships at War Memorial Stadium. The postponed 2020-2021 NJCAA Football Championship is slated for June 5, 2021. The championship will be televised nationally by CBS Sports Network and is scheduled to kick-off at 5:00 PM ET / 4:00 PM CT.
"We look forward to the NJCAA National Championship games coming to historic War Memorial Stadium to join a long tradition of classic football competitions," said Stacy Hurst, Arkansas Parks, Heritage and Tourism Secretary. "The economic impact of events like these is substantial and always benefits Central Arkansas. At the same time, we're proud to showcase our improved stadium and allow these football fans to experience some great Arkansas hospitality."
Since 1948, War Memorial Stadium has undergone several renovations and expansions. For over 70 years, millions of fans and teams have traveled through its historic gates to enjoy football games and events. In its original form, the stadium seated 31,000 people and because of expansion, now has a capacity of more than 54,000.
"We are excited to be partnering with the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism in welcoming the 2021-2023 NJCAA Football Championships to the iconic War Memorial Stadium in the heart of Little Rock," said Gretchen Hall, Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau President and CEO. "As we begin to bring group business back, being able to host this prestigious national program for three consecutive years and showcase our destination is a huge win for the city."
A vital economic and tourism element of Arkansas, the stadium offers a memorable fan experience from the outside in. Home to collegiate and high school competitions, concerts, speakers, and historic events, War Memorial Stadium stands to honor military personnel for their service. The stadium also serves as the second home to the Arkansas Razorbacks football program.
"The NJCAA cannot think of a better place than Little Rock to host the upcoming football championships for our dedicated fans and student-athletes," stated Dr. Christopher Parker, NJCAA President and CEO. "War Memorial Stadium's iconic facility and atmosphere align with our mission to provide opportunities and the best overall experience possible. We look forward to having our championship in a destination city like Little Rock." The last NJCAA Football Championship was held at Carnie Smith Stadium in Pittsburg, KS in December 2019. The 2020 season was postponed and moved to the 2020-21 spring season due to COVID-19.
To be the first to receive game day information and gain access to order tickets, visit: 2020-21 NJCAA Football Championship Ticket Information