LAST UPDATED ON 2020-10-16 09:24:13

Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium to host 2025 Stagg Bowl

CANTON, Ohio - The NCAA announced on Wednesday that the 2025 Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl, the national championship game for Division III football, will be played at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium.

The Ohio Athletic Conference, along with the Stark County Convention and Visitors' Bureau, will co-host the game, along with the 2021 Stagg Bowl and the 2022 NCAA Division III Men's Volleyball Championships at the Pro Football Hall of Fame Fieldhouse.

Benson Stadium was originally awarded the 2020 and 2021 Stagg Bowls, but this year's game was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

After Benson's currently scheduled 2021 hosting, the game is planned to be played at the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. in 2022. The 2023 game will be played in Salem, Va. (where the game was played from 1993-2017), then at Humble, Texas in 2024.

The game is named after legendary college football player and coach Amos Alonzo Stagg, who won two national championships in 1905 and 1913 at the University of Chicago. Stagg, who retired with a 314-199-7 coaching record between the YMCA School (now Springfield College), Chicago, and Pacific, also coached basketball at Chicago and has been credited with popularizing basketball in its five-player format. He was elected to both the College Football Hall of Fame (1951) and the inaugural class of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (1959).