2019 NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball National Championship

March 13-19, 2019 • Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark • Billings, Montana
Check back soon for special lodging rates and additional details about the 2019 event!

A Place to stay

Every adventure begins with a basecamp. You'll find plentiful amenities and locations that are convenient to the tournament and much, much more. Check back in January for lodging deals from select local hoteliers!

Lodging Options

Things To Do

Billings has dining for every taste, a jam-packed events calendar, and a wide selection of attractions and "must sees" to make sure your off-court time is as exciting as the tournament!

Explore the Area

For Your Reference

We've prepared a selection of downloads to support you before, during, and after your trip:
Air Service Map (PDF, 270 KB)
Scenic Drive Map (PDF, 1 MB)
Billings Trails Map (PDF, 2 MB)
FAQ (.pdf, 82K)
You can also get our fantastic travel guide: delivered to your door, or online. Looking for a more personal touch? Call Visit Billings at (406) 245-4111 to get assistance and answers to your questions!


Are you ready to RUMBLE?!

We can’t wait to host you at Montana’s Trailhead!

Billings, as a community, is honored to host the 2018 Wells Fargo NAIA DI Women’s Basketball National Championship March 14-20 at Rimrock Auto Arena.

Our residents and business community are proud to support the incredible female athletes who will travel to Billings to compete and celebrate the hard work executed during regular season play. We also want to make sure their family and fans feel a Montana welcome.

Billings is Montana’s Trailhead. Shaped by the Yellowstone River and sheltered by the Rims, Billings is a place of forever views and forever memories with the adventure of the untamed wilderness and history from right outside the Rimrock Auto Arena doors. Prepare to make Montana moments that will last a lifetime. #VisitBillings #RoadtoBillings #BillingsNAIA

Montana’s city will connect you to the authentic historical west. You can immerse yourself in modern conveniences on the edge of the genuine frontier. Oh, and the views and scenic rides? Just wait until you’re under the Big Sky!

As you plan your trip, let us help guide you. This special NAIA Basketball Tournament microsite, provided by VisitBillings.com is all for you. If you don’t find something you need, please don’t hesitate to call us at (406) 245-4111.

Get your tickets for this knockout event: ORDER NOW

Pricing levels: something for everyone!

All Tournament Passes: $65
All Tournament Passes for HS/College Students and Sr. Citizens with ID: $38
Courtside tickets (only 10 available per day): $50 each seat/day
Day Passes for Adults: $18/day
Day passes for Students and Senior Citizens: $10/day
Children 5 and under free
Nighttime rate on game dates 14, 15, 16 only – after 6:00 p.m. - Adults: $12.50 and Students and Senior Citizens with ID: $7.50
School Rates: $3.50 per student with a minimum of ten students to get the rate.

Tournament Schedule*


Wednesday, March 14 - First Round
8:30 am, 10:15 am, 12:00 pm, 1:45 pm, 4:00 pm, 5:45 pm, 8:00 pm, 9:45 pm

Thursday, March 15 - First Round
9:00 am, 10:45 am, 12:30 pm, 2:15 pm, 4:30 pm, 6:15 pm, 8:00 pm, 9:45 pm

Friday, March 16 - Second Round
9:00 am, 10:45 am, 12:30 pm, 2:15 pm, 4:30 pm, 6:15 pm, 8:00 pm, 9:45 pm

Saturday, March 17 - Quarterfinals
2:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 6:00 pm, 8:00 pm

Sunday, March 18 - Fab Four Press Conference

Monday, March 19 - Semifinals
6:00 pm and 8:00 pm - Semifinalist awards following each game

Tuesday, March 20 – Championship Night 6:30 pm

SCHEELS Youth Impact Day

Sponsored by:SCHEELS

On Friday, March 16th, SCHEELS presents Youth Impact Day during the Wells Fargo NAIA DI Women’s Basketball National Championship. This day will be dedicated to hosting as many students from southeast and south central Montana school districts as possible.

With hundreds of amazing competitors gathered together to celebrate their sport and compete at the highest level, SCHEELS Youth Impact Day allows these inspirational athletes to touch the lives of hundreds of regional students as they work toward the 2018 Championship Title game.

The NAIA Tournament Committee invites regional school districts to get involved by attending any days of the tournament, but on Friday, March 16th, SCHEELS looks to inspire area school officials to dedicate time to be sure students have the chance to witness this caliber of competition only seen in Montana during this National Championship Tournament.

These young ladies leave their hearts and souls on the court. Contact Colleen Sullivan at colleens1043@gmail.com to learn more.

The NAIA Tournament Committee, Visit Billings and the Billings Chamber appreciates SCHEELS commitment to the 2018 Wells Fargo Championship event and programs.

Champions of Character 2018

NAIA Champions of Character

Sponsored by:

Tire-Rama - Cooper Tires

Cooper Tires and Tire-Rama are proud to sponsor this year’s Champions of Character program.

The vision of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Champions of Character™ program is to change the culture of sport. Its mission is to provide training to instill the values that build character so students, coaches and parents know, do and value the right thing on and off the court. Research shows that the longer a student spends in sports, their social reasoning – sacrificing for the good of the team – rises.

The Champions of Character program helps participants find the balance by keeping five core values – integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship, and servant leadership – at the heart of the athletics experience.

The 32 teams that will compete in Billings March 14-20 will be working with local youth as part of this program.


Special Tournament Transportation Deals


Receive a NAIA Tournament Discount when using Promo code: 63A6340

Use code 63A6340

Billings Logan International Airport
1901 Terminal Cir
Billings, MT 59105
(406) 294-2930


Plan Your Arrival   Where to Stay   Air Service   Ground Transportation

See you in March of 2018, unless you want to visit sooner!





We appreciate these tournament partners as they assist with 2018 practice venues for the competing NAIA teams:

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