NAIA Men's Basketball Championship 2021

March 18-23, 2021

College basketball’s oldest national championship returns to Kansas City in 2021, marking 75 years in the City of Fountains and 83 years overall. The competition will host 16 teams in a 15-game, single-elimination format.



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Tournament Information

The competition will host 16 teams in a 15-game, single-elimination format. New this year, the field of participants will be chosen by a national selection committee.

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Municipal Auditorium is the home for the 2021 Division I Men's Basketball National Championship.

Spring in KC

Blooming flowers to beautiful, flowing fountains, springtime in KC is a veritable showcase of everything that makes the city great. Here’s everything you need to know about spring in Kansas City.

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Hotels in Kansas City

Despite the energizing allure of Kansas City’s nightlife, eventually you’ll want a place to rest your head. Start looking now for your accommodations during the championship.

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where to eat during the tournament

Barbecue may be Kansas City’s signature food, but the dining scene here embodies the city’s many cultural influences, ranging from international cuisines and homestyle cooking to farm-fresh fare.

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Kansas City Streetcar

Ride through the heart of Kansas City’s Downtown along this 2.2-mile route, which runs through Main Street and connects the River Market to Union Station/Crown Center with 16 stops along the way, including Municipal Auditorium—only steps away from several Downtown stops.