Mount Union Chosen to Host Three NCAA Championship Events; 2019 & 2021 Outdoor Track, 2020 Indoor Track at SPIRE Institute

Mount Union Chosen to Host Three NCAA Championship Events; 2019 & 2021 Outdoor Track, 2020 Indoor Track at SPIRE Institute

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- The University of Mount Union and the Greater Cleveland Sports Commisssion have been selected to host three NCAA Division III Championship events at SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio.

The 2019 and 2021 Outdoor Track & Field Championships along with the 2020 Indoor Track & Field Championships will all be held at SPIRE Institute -- a multi-sport, recreational complex 45 minutes east of Cleveland, Ohio.

The 2017 Outdoor Championships hosted by Mount Union and the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission will also be held at SPIRE Institute on May 25-27. Tickets and informaiton are available at http://clevelandsports.org/ncaa

The SPIRE Outdoor Track facility includes synthetic multi-sport, lighted field with a 9-lane, 400-meter polyurethane international track with a spectator capacity of 10,000, including 5,000 bleacher seats; 1,200 captain's chairs, press boxes, coaches boxes, luxury suites; a 2,500 seat amphitheater; and seating for 2,000 on catered patios.

The SPIRE Indoor Track facility 8-lane, 300-meter Beynon track, with radius used on outdoor tracks. Separate field event area with two high jump, two long jump, two pole vault pits, two shot put circles, and portable weight throw cages that does not interfere with track events.

Some of the events previously hosted at SPIRE include

  • NCAA Division II Swimming & Diving National Championships
  • USA Men's National Wheelchair Basketball Team vs. Cleveland Cavaliers 
  • NAIA Track & Field National Championships
  • Horizon League Track & Field Championships
  • Big 10 Indoor Track & Field Championships
  • Atlantic 10 Swimming & Diving Championships
  • Mid-American Conference Volleyball Championships
  • Mid-American Conference Swimming & Diving Championships
  • U.S. Masters Swimming Summer National Championship
  • Collegiate Water Polo Association National Championships
  • NCAA Division I Track & Field Invitational
  • USATF Junior Olympic Zonal Meets
  • USA Volleyball Junior Men's Team Training
  • Penn State vs. Ohio State Men's Volleyball

As well as weekly regional events in volleyball, soccer, track & field, basketball, and baseball. These events have drawn participants from as far away as California and regularly hosts participants from Buffalo, Rochester, Detroit, Toronto, and Pittsburgh among others.