2014 MCLA National Championship venue??

The 2013 tournament returns to Greenville, SC this May.

2014 MCLA National Championship venue??

Postby CPLaxGM on Fri May 10, 2013 11:10 am

Has anyone seen any reports on when the MCLA will be announcing the location of the 2014 MCLA National Championships?

It may seem early, but teams are already getting started on their 2014 schedules. It's hard to make budgetary decisions regarding travel without knowing where the tournament is being held. We are already preparing for next season and hope to earn a return trip to the tournament; it would be nice to know if we make it roughly how much that is going to cost us.

There's a big difference between getting 40 people to Greenville or hopping on a bus to Vegas/LA/San Diego/Bay Area.
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Re: 2014 MCLA National Championship venue??

Postby slider on Fri May 10, 2013 1:38 pm

I really thought there would be an announcement by now. The fact of the matter is that 11 of the 16 teams in this year's tournament are from the West. There are no guarantees that the numbers will remain that lopsided, but either way, Greenville is not a reasonable location for the majority of the teams in the tournament. Greenville may have been cheap for the MCLA, but certainly not for the teams (students/parents/alumni). If there are no other proposals on the table besides Greenville, the conferences and teams need to know that so maybe someone can find an alternative.
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Re: 2014 MCLA National Championship venue??

Postby WCLLPREZ on Fri May 10, 2013 3:18 pm

Budget for Greenville THEN have a blast if it is VEGAS!!!
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Re: 2014 MCLA National Championship venue??

Postby BYULAX31 on Sun May 12, 2013 4:42 pm

WCLLPREZ wrote:Budget for Greenville THEN have a blast if it is VEGAS!!!


So don't plan on any trips except Nationals or raise dues to equal tuition.
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Re: 2014 MCLA National Championship venue??

Postby bsigmund90 on Sat May 25, 2013 12:39 pm

It was my understanding the the MCLA Tournament Proposal with Greenville was a 3 year contract beginning in 2012 running through 2014 - with an opt out 2/3 of the way through.

What does everyone think the chances are that the committee would keep the tournament in Greenville through 2014?

If they do keep the tournament in Greenville - what do you think the proposed dates will be?

My bet is that the committee will do a 3rd year in Greenville (that 100k is always enticing to leadership), with the dates of the tournament being 5/12-5/17

I'm also betting that with the way Easter falls in 2014, that conference tournament dates will be the weekends of 4/25 ; 4/26 ; 4/27 and 5/2 ; 5/3 ; 5/4 - with Committee selection taking place 5/4 and fields announced 5/5.

Does that look like an accurate timeline to everyone else? Trying to get a jump on some 2014 Scheduling!
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Re: 2014 MCLA National Championship venue??

Postby slider on Tue May 28, 2013 9:43 am

Any ideas when we will get an announcement? I imagine quite a few teams are waiting to hear so they can figure out their 2014 schedules.
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Re: 2014 MCLA National Championship venue??

Postby LaxTV_Admin on Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:27 am

There are a number of sites on the table. Confirmed bids from

Phoenix, AZ
Orange County
Greenville, SC

Rumors that Brown University, Austin, and Kansas City are putting bids in.
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Re: 2014 MCLA National Championship venue??

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Re: 2014 MCLA National Championship venue??

Postby OAKS on Mon Aug 12, 2013 10:49 am

Would have liked them to keep it a neutral field, but there shouldn't be much in the way of weather issues. Chapman usually gets a big crowd out, it will be interesting to see if the locals come out to see the other games.

The UCI fields were regularly closed for maintenance when I was coaching there as they do not drain well at all.
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