Kansas City Wins Bid for 2014-2017 Division II Football Championship Game

Published 12/11 2013 12:13PM

Updated 12/12 2013 10:51AM

(KANSAS CITY, Kan.) Area Division II football teams won't have to travel far if they advance to the national championship over the next four seasons.

The NCAA announced Wednesday that the Division II football national championship game will be held at Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kan. from 2014 through 2017.

The winning bid was submitted by the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association and the Kansas City Sports Commission.

Next season will mark the first-ever Division II title game in the midwest. The game has been played in Florence, Ala., for the past 28 years.

Sporting Park is the home of recent MLS Cup Champion, Sporting Kansas City. Sporting Park has never hosted a football game.

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