The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Football Championship Committee has unanimously selected Winston-Salem State University as the host institution for the 2013 CIAA Football Championship Game. WSSU's bid to host the game at Bowman Gray Stadium was accepted following an evaluation process that began last April. Previously the Football Championship Game had been hosted at Durham (N.C.) County Memorial Stadium.
"CIAA football has experienced tremendous success over the last 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 into Century II."
The 2013 CIAA Football Championship is scheduled for Saturday, November 16, 2013 at a time to be determined.
Winston-Salem State, having successfully hosted NCAA Division II Regional Football Playoff games for the past two years, will also serve as the host for the annual CIAA Football Media Day.
The CIAA will kick-off the 2013 season on Thursday, July 25 at the newly constructed Donald J. Reaves Student Activities Center on the WSSU campus. Key returning student-athletes will be available for interviews at 10:00 a.m. followed by a formal program beginning at 11:15 a.m.