LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (November 9, 2023) – If you’re Big on football, you’re Big on Little Rock again this year.
The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) will hold its fourth consecutive Division I Football National Championship game at Little Rock’s War Memorial Stadium on Wednesday, December 13, 2023. The 7 pm game will be the final challenge of the year for the two winners of a four-team playoff from the nation’s top two-year collegiate football teams.
“This is a great opportunity for Little Rock to host a national sporting event,” said Adam Berrios, Vice President of Sales and Services for the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau (LRCVB). “Partnering the historic War Memorial Stadium, and the many benefits our city offers to visitors before and after the game, positioned our city as the perfect host for the event.”
The first NJCAA game scheduled for Little Rock was to be played in December 2020. Due to COVID, the game was postponed to June of 2021, and the games took place on schedule for the following years. Acquisition of the conference games was a cumulative effort between the LRCVB and the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism. War Memorial Stadium is operated by the Department.
"We're excited to see the NJCAA National Championship game played in Little Rock for the third year in a row," said Shea Lewis, Secretary of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism. "Not only is War Memorial Stadium the perfect place for a football game, Little Rock and Central Arkansas will continue to benefit from the significant economic impact of this event."
General admission tickets are $15 and club-level tickets are $45. Tickets are available at www.njcaa.org/tickets or can be purchased onsite the day of the event.
The NJCAA selected Little Rock to host its football championship games through 2023 in partnership with the Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism. Opened in 1948, War Memorial Stadium currently seats 54,120 and hosts many other events. These include football games for the Arkansas Razorbacks, the annual Salt Bowl between Benton and Bryant, as well as concerts and festivals.