The National Indoor Soccer League (NISL) announced the Pelham Civic Complex & Ice Arena will serve as the host venue for the 2024 postseason championship series, with the Magic City SC being the host team. The City of Pelham, the Pelham Civic Complex & Ice Arena, and Discover Shelby are partner sponsors and worked together to bring the event to Shelby County in the heart of Alabama.
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
"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 selection of Alabama 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 the state, uniting soccer enthusiasts from all walks of life.
"We are delighted to reveal this thrilling postseason format and the selection of Pelham, Alabama, 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 of 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.