Today at noon, Kansas City and other cities around the nation will learn their NCAA Championship future.
By BLAIR KERKHOFF
The Kansas City Star
The NCAA will announce the sites for 82 championships, spread across three classifications for 2014-18. A total of 523 event sites will be announced on the organizations website at midday.
The NCAA received 1,984 bid applications, and Kansas City pursued several championships.
In October, the NCAA reduced the fields, and Kansas City was a finalist for Division I volleyball and wrestling at the Sprint Center, and mens soccer and womens soccer tournaments at Sporting Park.
The city also was a finalist for Division II football at Sporting Park and mens soccer and womens soccer finals at Swope Village.
Basketball championships were not part of this bid process.
The competition for championships where Kansas City is a finalist:
• Mens soccer: Kansas City; Cary, N.C.; Houston; Philadelphia.
• Womens soccer: Kansas City; San Antonio; College Station, Texas; San Jose, Calif.; Portland, Ore.; Jacksonville, Fla.; Louisville, Ky.; Boca Raton, Fla.; Orlando, Fla.; Cary; Santa Barbara, Calif.
• Volleyball: Kansas City; Chicago; Pittsburgh; Columbus, Ohio; Louisville; Minneapolis; Omaha, Neb.
• Wrestling: Kansas City, New York, Louisville, Cleveland, St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Oklahoma City
• Football: Kansas City; Florence, Ala.; Bentonville, Ark.
• Mens and womens soccer: Kansas City; Louisville; Evans, Ga.; Orlando; Pensacola, Fla.
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