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The 2013 DII Championship Festival agenda is designed to positively impact the lives of the greater Birmingham, Ala., community through education and experiences.
Courtesy of Ted Tucker

March 6-9, 2013  ::  Birmingham CrossPlex  ::  Birmingham, Ala.
DII FESTIVAL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
DATE/TIME (CT) event
Tuesday, March 5  
7 a.m. – 4 p.m. Diving Pre-Qualification Meet
Wednesday, March 6  
10 a.m. Swimming Preliminaries
1:30 p.m. Diving Preliminaries
5:30 p.m. Swimming / Diving Finals / Awards
Thursday, March 7  
10 a.m. Swimming Preliminaries
1:30 p.m. Diving Preliminaries
4 p.m. Track and Field Competition – Day 1
5:30 p.m. Swimming / Diving Finals / Awards
7 p.m. Track and Field Competition – Day 1
Friday, March 8  
9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Track and Field Competition – Day 2
10 a.m. Swimming Preliminaries
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Wrestling Session I (80 matches)
1:30 p.m. Diving Preliminaries
5:30 p.m. Swimming / Diving Finals / Awards
5:30 p.m. Wrestling – Grand March
6 - 9:30 p.m. Wrestling Session II (120 matches)
Saturday, March 9  
9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Track and Field Competition – Day 3
10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Wrestling Session III (90 matches)
10 a.m. Swimming Preliminaries
1:30 p.m. Diving Preliminaries
4:30 p.m. Swimming and Diving – Senior Recognition March
5 p.m. Diving Finals
5:30 p.m. Swimming Finals / Awards & Champions Crowned
6 p.m. Wrestling Session IV (10 matches)

The Division II Festival will feature national championships in men’s and women’s swimming and diving; men’s and women’s indoor track; and wrestling. The Gulf South Conference and the city of Birmingham will serve as co-hosts for the event. The DII national championships festivals are the only place in the NCAA where five champions will be crowned in a single event. The Festival provides an unparalleled opportunity to celebrate the achievements of more than 1,100 DII student-athletes. To learn more about Birmingham, click here.

DII FESTIVAL TICKETS
  ALL-SESSION SINGLE
Adult $35 $10
Youth (6 and up) $20 $5
Student (with high school or college ID) $20 $5
Senior (over 60) $20 $5
• To purchase tickets, call (205) 297-8291

Ticket Office at the Birmingham CrossPlex will be open the following days for the NCAA Division II National Championships:

Address: 2337 Bessemer Road, Birmingham, Ala. 35208
Telephone: (205) 297-8291

Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Monday, March 4 and Tuesday, March 5: 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 6 through Saturday March 9: 7:30 a.m.-until

DII FESTIVAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
INDOOR TRACK & FIELD SWIMMING & DIVING WRESTLING
Men's Championship Men's Championship Championship
Info Info Info
Women's Championship Women's Championship  
Info Info  

THE BIRMINGHAM CROSSPLEX
DID YOU KNOW?

The Birmingham CrossPlex is a 750,000 square foot, multi-purpose athletic and meeting facility. The world-class facility boasts a six lane oval hydraulic track and eight-60 meter lanes for sprint/hurdle events. The facility also features a 50-meter indoor Olympic swimming pool. The hydraulic track features a Mondotrack surface and is one of only six in the United States and one of eight world-wide. The state-of-the-art six-lane oval track takes just 10 minutes to raise or lower for banked corners. There are dual horizontal runways for pole vault, long jump and triple jump. Additionally, dual high jump approaches can be configured along with dual throwing sectors for shotput located outside the oval. The pool has 10 50-meter lanes, 10 25-meter lanes and 20 25-yard lanes. There are two 1-meter and two 3-meter diving boards. The Crossplex is capable of housing nine indoor volleyball courts; the floor also can be configured for wrestling, cheering and gymnastic events. Crossplex’s indoor track/volleyball facility holds 4,000 spectators. The pool natatorium can hold up to 1,300 spectators in the stands and on the deck.

ABOUT THE DII FESTIVAL
• The goal of the Festival is to enhance the collegiate experience and create exposure for Division II sports.
• The Festival is held every year, rotating the season of sports to include spring, winter and fall.
• Opening and closing ceremonies, community engagement projects, social opportunities for student-athletes, and a fan festival are all hallmark events at the festivals. Student-athletes are housed in centrally located hotels allowing for an “athlete village” atmosphere.

CrossPlex Event Parking
Dates Parking Price
March 3-5 Complimentary Event Parking
March 6-9 $3 per Vehicle

 

FUTURE DII FESTIVALS
YEAR SEASON DATE SITE
2014-15 Fall Dec. 2-6, 2014 TBD
2015-16 Spring May 16-21, 2016 TBD
2016-17 Winter March 5-11, 2017 TBD