Hosted by the City of Salem in partnership with the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association, we invite you to experience the excitement of championship football in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Virginia's Blue Ridge is thrilled to have the CIAA, the nation's oldest historically Black athletic conference, returning to the region to play its championship game at Salem Stadium.
The City of Salem has earned a reputation of being "Virginia's Championship City" and has hosted more than 90 NCAA Championships over the past 25 years.
Between the fantastic hospitality and setting of Salem in Virginia's Blue Ridge, the high-level quality of play on the field, the tremendous entertainment provided by the marching bands, and the passion of CIAA teams and fans, this will be a wonderful event for the entire family to enjoy.
The battle for conference supremacy is among the festivities being held in Virginia’s Blue Ridge as the area is also home to the 2022 CIAA Cross Country Conference Championships at Green Hill Park on October 27 and the CIAA Volleyball Conference Championship at the Salem Civic Center November 11-12. Tickets to the cross country championship and volleyball championship are free.
Ticket Prices & Information
Advance general admission tickets to the Football Championship are $15, while day-of-the-event tickets are $25. Both are available now at Ticketmaster.com.
Special rates for students with schools IDs will be available the day of the event for $10. Admission for children ages 7 and under is free. Children 8-14 for $10.
Tickets are also available at the Salem Civic Center Box Office (Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.).
CIAA VIP Tickets for the football championship are available for advanced purchase only on Ticketmaster.com. While supplies last, a $30 upgrade will include FREE VIP reserved parking, one-time entry to the CIAA Hospitality Tent sponsored by the City of Salem, and a FREE championship program.
Get this sale while supplies last! You MUST present your Hospitality ticket to gain access for parking and to get into the tent.
Tailgating & Activities
Family-friendly activities during the football finale include free tailgating and a fireworks display after the game. The always crowd favorite marching bands and cheerleading squads will also be a part of this year’s championship experience.
After the contest, fans are encouraged to stay for an extravagant fireworks display and the awards presentation.
Parking is free and fans are encouraged to begin their tailgating festivities at 9:00 a.m. with gates opening at 12:00 p.m.