NISL Unveils Exciting Postseason Format and Location for 2024 Season Championship
Tampa, FL – The National Indoor Soccer League (NISL) is thrilled to announce the eagerly awaited postseason format and location for the 2024 season, setting the stage for an unforgettable championship showdown. With the support of our valued sponsors, Discover Shelby, the City of Pelham, and the Pelham Civic Complex & Ice Arena, the NISL is gearing up to bring indoor soccer fans an action-packed weekend of thrilling matches to the Greater Birmingham, AL area.
The 2024 NISL postseason will feature an intensified battle for supremacy as three exceptional teams vie for the coveted championship title in each division. Both men’s and women’s regular season champions will automatically advance to the title games, while the #2 seed will go head-to-head with the #3 seed in gripping semi-final clashes.
The NISL postseason schedule is as follows:
Date: Saturday, May 18th, 2024 (Time TBD)
Men's Division: #2 Seed vs. #3 Seed
Women's Division: #2 Seed vs. #3 Seed
Date: Sunday, May 19th, 2024 (Time TBD)
Men's Division: Semi-Final Winner vs. Regular Season Champion
Women's Division: Semi-Final Winner vs. Regular Season Champion
Pelham, Alabama, is a vibrant city in Shelby County and is known for its unmatched recreational and entertainment offerings. Located in the Greater Birmingham, AL area, this venue promises to provide an electric atmosphere for fans and players alike.
"The Pelham Civic Complex & Ice Arena is thrilled and honored to be the host venue for the NISL Playoffs," said Seth Greenberg, the venue’s Executive Director. “We are ready to welcome the top teams and the most passionate fans to Pelham. This will truly be an unforgettable weekend for everyone and we look forward to working closely with the NISL organizers to ensure its success. Pelham is ready to shine on the national stage, and we can't wait to share our warm Southern hospitality with all who attend.”
The NISL's choice of the Greater Birmingham area as the location for the 2024 championship is a testament to the region's passion for indoor soccer and its commitment to fostering the growth of the sport. The NISL is excited to bring this thrilling championship event to the heart of Alabama, uniting soccer enthusiasts from all walks of life.
"We are delighted to reveal this thrilling postseason format and the selection of the Pelham, Alabama located in the Greater Birmingham area as the host for the 2024 NISL Championship," said Gary Tufford, Commissioner of the NISL. "With the support of Discover Shelby, the City of Pelham, the Pelham Civic Complex & Ice Arena, and the dedicated fans of indoor soccer, we are poised for a championship weekend filled with skill, competition, and unforgettable moments."
The NISL championship weekend will showcase teams from both the men's division and the women's division, ensuring a comprehensive celebration of indoor soccer talent.
“We are honored to welcome the NISL Playoffs to Pelham, to Shelby County, and to Alabama! We look forward to showing the players, families and fans why Shelby County is a fantastic place to visit and live. There is so much adventure to enjoy while not on the turf. From Oak Mountain State Park, to American Village – everyone can find their trail in Shelby County,” added Kendall Williams, Manager, Tourism and Events with Discover Shelby.
“The NISL Playoffs represent a fantastic opportunity for Pelham to showcase its vibrant, yet laid-back atmosphere and world-class recreational offerings,” said Michael Simon, Pelham’s Economic Development Director. "The influx of visitors, athletes, and spectators will not only boost our hospitality industry but also highlight the outstanding amenities and attractions that Pelham has to offer.”
Stay tuned for more exciting details, including game times, ticket pricing, and other important information, which will be released in the coming months leading up to the event.
ABOUT NATIONAL INDOOR SOCCER LEAGUE (NISL): The National Indoor Soccer League was founded in January 2021 by a group of seasoned sports team/league owners with over 50 years of ownership experience. The league features both a Men's & Women's Division, competing in double header game days over a regular season that takes place between the months of January and May. Current teams include Albany Aces (Georgia), Central FL Crusaders (Orlando), Foundry FC (Columbus, Georgia), Fayetteville Fury, Magic City SC (Birmingham) Memphis Americans, and Tampa Bay Strikers. The NISL is committed to promoting and supporting our member teams, and to providing an avenue for players, coaches, and front office staff to develop their skills and gain exposure for opportunities at higher levels, all while delivering high-quality, affordable entertainment in the communities we serve. For more information, go to nislpro.com.
ABOUT DISCOVER SHELBY: Discover Shelby is your go-to resource for exploring the vibrant Shelby County, AL area. From dining and entertainment to community events and outdoor activities, Discover Shelby is your guide to discovering all the hidden gems in Shelby County. Visit DiscoverShelby.com to learn more.
ABOUT THE CITY OF PELHAM: There's always something to do in Pelham, which is known for its diverse mix of recreational and entertainment options. Located just 15 miles south of Birmingham, Pelham provides boundless opportunities to experience the natural beauty of Alabama. Explore Pelham at www.explorepelhamal.com.