The North American Fastpitch Association
General Guidelines for Bidding on the NAFA World Series
What NAFA requires, at no cost to NAFA:
1-8 fields minimum if lit (12 total with 4 unlit fields), and 250' fences. If elevation is over 3000' add 10% to minimum fence distance. All fields should be within close driving distance and multi-field complexes are desired over stand-alone fields.
2-A minimum one four-field complex is required.
3-34 motel rooms and 2 suites for NAFA staff and umpires.
4-8 rental cars and 2 full-size vans for NAFA staff and umpires.
5-Meeting room for all meetings.
6-Scoreboards, score keepers and announcer on all fields.
7-Host to furnish all team and individual awards.
8-Computers and staff to run tournament statistics.
9-Local newspaper, television and radio support.
10-Convention and Visitors Bureau support.
11-Other items per sample contract provided.
What host receives!
1-The largest Men's fastpitch tournament in the World.
"A" Division estimated at 64 teams
"A-Major" Division estimated at 40 teams
"AA" Division estimated at 24 teams
23-and-Under Division estimated at 12 teams
2-Host gets to keep all:
A-Spectator gate receipts.
B-Beer garden sales.
C-World Series souvenir sales.
3-What does NAFA supply
A-All softballs for tournament.
B-Pays all umpire game fees.
C-112+ teams to your city over a 10-day period. Teams from United States, Canada, Mexico, and the
world. Players come from US, Canada, New Zealand, Argentina, Australia, Japan, Mexico, and Europe.
D-History of NAFA from a tourist economic impact. Reports are available by clicking below
2005 World Series economic impact on North Mankato and Mankato, Minnesota, $1.4 million.
2003 World Series economic impact on Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, $1.1 million
2002 World Series economic impact on Salem, Oregon, $1.6 million
2001 World Series economic impact on Hutchinson, Kansas, $4.4 million
2000 World Series economic impact on Fargo, North Dakota, $5.0 million
1999 World Series economic impact on Albuquerque, New Mexico, $5.7 million
1998 World Series economic impact on Hutchinson, Kansas, $4.7 million
1997 World Series economic impact on Fargo, North Dakota, $3.2 million
4-Minimum bid for each event is listed below
Complete tournament agreement available upon request
5-Available Tournament dates to bid on:
1-August 2010, 2011, second weekend to the third weekend ($29,000 bid fee)
2-East Masters World Series, 2nd weekend in September ($7,500 bid fee)
3-West Masters World Series, 3rd weekend in September ($5,000 bid fee)
4-Open World Series, Last weekend of July ($5,000)
5-AA-Major World Series, 2nd weekend in August ($7,500)