Hampton - The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Football Championship Committee has unanimously selected Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) as the host institution for the 2013 CIAA Football Championship Game, scheduled for Saturday, November 16. The CIAA selected WSSU to host the game at Bowman Gray Stadium following an evaluation process of bids that began in April. Most recently, the Football Championship Game had been hosted at Durham County Memorial Stadium.
"CIAA football has experienced tremendous success over the past few years," said Commissioner Jacqie Carpenter. "In order to accommodate our growing fan base, the conference believed that hosting the football championship at a member institution was the best decision moving forward."
Kick-off time for the Championship will be determined at a later date.
Winston-Salem State University, having successfully hosted NCAA Division II Regional Football Playoff games for the past two years, also will serve as the host for the annual CIAA Football Media Day, the official kick-off of the CIAA's 2013's season kick off on Thursday, July 25 at 10 a.m. in the newly constructed Donald J. Reaves Student Activities Center on the WSSU campus. Key returning student-athletes will be available for interviews at 10a.m. followed by a formal program beginning at 11:15 a.m.
For reporters interested in attending the 2013 CIAA Football Media Day, please contact the CIAA office at (757) 865-0071 or via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).