Where Has Every DCI Championship Been Held?

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Since 2009, the DCI World Championships have been hosted inside the beautiful confines of Lucas Oil Stadium in downtown Indianapolis. And again in 2020, the ending of the summer tour will find its way to Indiana's state capital. 

Did you know the DCI World Championships were once held in Jackson, Mississippi; Miami, Florida; and even in Canada?

The first DCI Championship took place in a little town called Whitewater, Wisconsin. Situated between Madison and Milwaukee, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater played host to the first two DCI World Championships.

In 1972, the Anaheim Kingsmen won the inaugural championship with a score of 88.100. The following summer, the Santa Clara Vanguard claimed their first world title in Whitewater with a score of 88.650. 

Over the next 40-plus years, DCI Championships will have moved all over the country. In all, 19 different cities have played host.

Indianapolis has the longest history as a host, with 11 championships under its belt, and Madison, WI comes in second with seven. 

Seven cities have hosted the DCI championships only once. 

  • Atlanta (1984)
  • College Park, MD (2000)
  • Dallas (1991)
  • Ithaca, NY (1974)
  • Jackson, MS (1993)
  • Miami (1983)
  • Pasadena, CA (2007)

Aside from the current run in Indianapolis, the highest number of consecutive times a city has hosted the DCI Championships is three. From 1985-1987, Madison, WI hosted the championships. Then from 1996-1998, the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, FL, hosted DCI.

Twice the DCI World Championship has been determined in Canada. The Santa Clara Vanguard (1981) and Blue Devils ('82) won championships while in Montreal.

FULL LIST OF CHAMPIONSHIP VENUES

Year
City
State
Stadium
Champions
Final Score
1972
Whitewater
Wisconsin
Perkins Stadium
Kingsmen
88.100
1973
Whitewater
Wisconsin
Perkins Stadium
Santa Clara Vanguard
88.650
1974
Ithaca
New York
Schoellkopf Field
Santa Clara Vanguard
89.500
1975
Philadelphia
Pennsylvania
Franklin Field
Madison Scouts
92.500
1976
Philadelphia
Pennsylvania
Franklin Field
Blue Devils
92.700
1977
Denver
Colorado
Mile High Stadium
Blue Devils
92.050
1978
Denver
Colorado
Mile High Stadium
Santa Clara Vanguard
91.550
1979
Birmingham
Alabama
Legion Field
Blue Devils
93.550
1980
Birmingham
Alabama
Legion Field
Blue Devils
90.600
1981
Montreal
Canada
Olympic Stadium
Santa Clara Vanguard
94.000
1982
Montreal
Canada
Olympic Stadium
Blue Devils
95.250
1983
Miami
Florida
Miami Orange Bowl
Garfield Cadets
94.400
1984
Atlanta
Georgia
Grant Field
Garfield Cadets
98.000
1985
Madison
Wisconsin
Camp Randall Stadium
Garfield Cadets
98.400
1986
Madison
Wisconsin
Camp Randall Stadium
Blue Devils
98.400
1987
Madison
Wisconsin
Camp Randall Stadium
Garfield Cadets
97.900
1988
Kansas City
Missouri
Arrowhead Stadium
Madison Scouts
97.100
1989
Kansas City
Missouri
Arrowhead Stadium
Santa Clara Vanguard
98.800
1990
Buffalo
New York
Rich Stadium
Cadets of Bergen County
97.700
1991
Dallas
Texas
Cotton Bowl
Star of Indiana
97.000
1992
Madison
Wisconsin
Camp Randall Stadium
The Cavaliers
97.500
1993
Jackson
Mississippi
Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium
The Cadets
97.400
1994
FoxboroMassachusetts
Foxboro Stadium
Blue Devils
98.400
1995
Buffalo
New York
Rich Stadium
The Cavaliers
98.300
1996
Orlando
Florida
Citrus Bowl
Blue Devils / Phantom Regiment
97.400
1997
Orlando
Florida
Citrus Bowl
Blue Devils
98.400
1998
Orlando
Florida
Citrus Bowl
The Cadets
98.400
1999
Madison
Wisconsin
Camp Randall Stadium
Blue Devils / Santa Clara Vanguard
98.400
2000
College Park
Maryland
Byrd Stadium
The Cadets / The Cavaliers
97.650
2001
Buffalo
New York
Ralph Wilson Stadium
The Cavaliers
98.350
2002
Madison
Wisconsin
Camp Randall Stadium
The Cavaliers
99.150
2003
Orlando
Florida
Citrus Bowl
Blue Devils
98.800
2004
Denver
Colorado
Invesco Field at Mile High
The Cavaliers
98.700
2005
Foxboro
Massachusetts
Gillette Stadium
The Cadets
99.150
2006
Madison
Wisconsin
Camp Randall Stadium
The Cavaliers
97.200
2007
Pasadena
California
Rose Bowl
Blue Devils
98.000
2008
Bloomington
Indiana
Memorial Stadium
Phantom Regiment
98.125
2009
Indianapolis
Indiana
Lucas Oil Stadium
Blue Devils
99.050
2010
Indianapolis
Indiana
Lucas Oil Stadium
Blue Devils
98.900
2011
Indianapolis
Indiana
Lucas Oil Stadium
The Cadets
98.350
2012
Indianapolis
Indiana
Lucas Oil Stadium
Blue Devils
98.700
2013
Indianapolis
Indiana
Lucas Oil Stadium
Carolina Crown
98.300
2014
Indianapolis
Indiana
Lucas Oil Stadium
Blue Devils
99.650
2015
Indianapolis
Indiana
Lucas Oil Stadium
Blue Devils
97.650
2016
Indianapolis
Indiana
Lucas Oil Stadium
Bluecoats
97.650
2017
Indianapolis
Indiana
Lucas Oil Stadium
Blue Devils
98.573
2018
Indianapolis
Indiana
Lucas Oil Stadium
Santa Clara Vanguard98.625
2019IndianapolisIndianaLucas Oil StadiumBlue Devils98.325

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