Anaheim Convention Center to Host the Volleyball Nations League Tournament from
July 4 – 9, 2023
Anaheim, CA (June 29, 2023) – The Orange County Sports Commission (OCSC), a countywide coalition of destination marketing organizations and community partners united to book and promote sporting events, announced that the Anaheim Convention Center Arena will be hosting the international Men’s Volleyball Nations League (VNL) from July 4-9, 2023. VNL puts Anaheim on the global stage as it hosts these athletes who will ultimately be playing in the Paris 2024 Olympics and then in Anaheim during the LA 2028 Summer Olympics at Honda Center.
The world’s best players will clash as their teams vie for this year’s ultimate prize. Anaheim will be hosting week 3 of the preliminary phase by welcoming USA, France, Argentina, Cuba, Iran, Serbia, Germany, and Bulgaria.
“Orange County hosts several volleyball tournaments year-round, across all levels,” said Jay Burress, President & CEO, Visit Anaheim. “While Anaheim is not a beach destination, it is gaining its own reputation internationally as an indoor volleyball destination with the VNL happening at the Anaheim Convention Center this year and then the LA 2028 Summer Olympics volleyball events happening at Honda Center.”
Of the 150 meetings, conventions, and events confirmed at the Anaheim Convention Center this year, 18 are sporting events, contributing $70 million in economic impact to the local community. Sporting events like the VNL are vital to the community, projected to bring 20,000 attendees resulting in an economic impact of $2.5 million. VNL also brings tremendous social and cultural value to the destination. Volleyball is the 4th most popular sport in the world to play and 5th most popular to watch.
“We are excited to showcase the global superstars at the Volleyball Nations League in Anaheim for our fans in America and around the world," said Finn Taylor, CEO, Volleyball World. “American sports fans will have a chance to see the world’s best players and national teams take on Team USA in some of the best international volleyball played anywhere on the globe this year.”
Due to the overwhelming success of the USA vs France match sale, the VNL is thrilled to announce that a wave of additional seats has been released for purchase.
To secure tickets to this match and the 16 matches, visit https://tickets.volleyballworld.com/anaheim.
For more information on the Orange County Sports Commission, please visit: www.ocsportscommission.com
About Orange County Sports Commission: OCSC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, made up of a collection of destinations, corporate and community partners to improve Orange County’s economic, social, and cultural vitality. OCSC pursues, supports, and attracts sporting events and business opportunities to the county that will positively impact our communities, visit: www.ocsportscommission.com.
About Volleyball World
Volleyball World is a new partnership between the FIVB and the CVC Capital Partners aimed at driving growth, innovation, and investment in volleyball around the globe. Its goal is to create an integrated ecosystem connecting all volleyball stakeholders (fans, athletes, corporate partners) together through both digital and live events. Volleyball World is responsible for the commercial operation of key volleyball and beach volleyball international events, including: the World Championships, Volleyball Nations League, Olympic Qualifiers and Beach Pro Tour.
The Volleyball Nations League (VNL) is an annual international men's and women's volleyball competition organised by Volleyball World and launched in 2018. The league features the world's top national teams competing in pools across numerous weeks in iconic cities around the world. The top teams advance to the VNL Finals which always feature fierce competition and electric crowds wowed by the very best of live volleyball action. The VNL promises to bring the best live sport to volleyball’s most passionate and biggest communities.