The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) has announced the location for all 14 of its sponsored sports championships.
Seven championships will be held in Virginia highlighted by a three-year deal to have its football championship return to Salem, Va. through 2019.
The City of Salem will host three additional CIAA events throughout the 2017-18 season. Football Media Day will be held on July 20th at the Sheraton Hotel. The 2017 men's and women's cross country championships will be hosted at Green Hill Park on October 26th while softball will take place April 30 – May 2, 2018 at Moyer Park.
"The city of Salem did an exceptional job hosting last year's football championship. We were pleased with their support and welcoming spirit to host the competing member institutions, fans, and sponsors," stated CIAA Commissioner Jacqie McWilliams.
The Commonwealth of Virginia will also host championships in men's golf (Glen Allen, Va.), volleyball (Petersburg, Va.) and women's bowling (Chesapeake, Va.)
Women's tennis along with men's and women's outdoor track will return to Bowie, Md.
While many locations remain consistent, the conference's men's and women's indoor track & field championship will return to JDL FastTrack in Winston-Salem, North Carolina after a one year hiatus. The return will fulfill the last year of a previously drawn, 3-year contract with the facility.
For the 13th consecutive year, the annual men's and women's basketball tournament will be held February 27–March 3, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
With the close of the 2016-17 season, the CIAA has discontinued sponsorship of its baseball program. The conference dropped to five teams in 2014 after the departure of the Elizabeth City State University program while the NCAA requires a minimum of six teams for sponsorship. The 2017 Baseball Championship marked the end of the CIAA's grace period, officially concluding conference-wide support of the sport.
2017-18 CIAA Championships
|Men's & Women's Cross Country||October 26, 2017||Green Hill Park | Salem, VA|
|Football||November 11, 2017||Salem Stadium | Salem, VA|
|Volleyball||November 17-19, 2017||Virginia State University Multipurpose Center | Petersburg, VA|
|Men's & Women's Indoor Track & Field||February 11-12, 2018||JDL FastTrack | Winston-Salem, NC|
|Men's & Women's Basketball||February 27-March 3, 2018||Bojangles' Coliseum & Spectrum Center | Charlotte, NC|
|Women's Bowling||March 23-24, 2018||AMF Western Branch Lanes | Chesapeake, VA|
|Men's Golf||April 19-20, 2018||The Crossings Golf Club | Glen Allen, VA|
|Women's Tennis||April 19-21, 2018||Bowie State University | Bowie, MD|
|Softball||April 30-May 2, 2018||Moyer Park | Salem, VA|
|Men's & Women's Outdoor Track & Field||May 4-5, 2018||Bowie State University | Bowie, MD|