UPDATE: In 2010 the 2010 AVP Nivea Tour will not be stopping in the Phoenix area.
Arizona pro beach volleyball fans will have the opportunity to experience world-class beach volleyball in Glendale, Arizona. Many of the people who made pro beach volleyball famous will be here!
Glendale is the last stop on the 2009 AVP season tour. The tournament is scheduled to take place adjacent to the WaterDance Plaza at the Westgate City Center, just minutes from the Jobing.com Arena and University of Phoenix Stadium.
What is the AVP World Challenge?This inaugural international beach volleyball event, presented by Sanderson Ford, features the top four men’s and top four women’s teams from both the USA and Brazil. This event might be considered an Olympic-caliber re-match of the 2008 Beijing games where the USA’s Todd Rogers and Phil Dalhausser battled the Brazilians for the Gold. Two-time Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh is also slated to be part of the Team USA delegation. The remaining top teams will be determined by regular-season match play.
When is the AVP World Challenge: USA vs. Brazil?Friday, September 25, 2009, gates open at 7 a.m. play from 8 a.m. to about 1:30 p.m.
Friday, September 25, 2009, gates open at 4:15 p.m. play from 4:30 p.m. to about 10:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 26, 2009, gates open at 7 a.m. play from 8 a.m. to about 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 26, 2009, gates open at 4:15 p.m. play from 4:30 p.m. to about 10:30 p.m.
Sunday, September 27, 2009, gates open at 8:15 a.m. play from 9 a.m. to about 2 p.m.
Where is the AVP World Challenge: USA vs. Brazil?Here's a map and directions to Westgate City Center. Parking will be available on the west side of the property. There is a parking charge.
How do I get tickets for the AVP World Challenge: USA vs. Brazil and how much are they?General admission is $20, $15 for military with ID and $10 for students with ID. Reserved seats and packages start at $30. Tickets for this Pro Beach Volleyball event are available through Ticketmaster.
Are other coupons/discounts to the AVP World Challenge: USA vs. Brazil available?Not that I know of.
What else should I know about the AVP World Challenge: USA vs. Brazil?The AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour season generally runs from April through September. In 2009 AVP challenged Brazil to a showdown pitting the top four men’s and top four women’s teams against one other. It's an exciting international rivalry.
Do you have pictures of the AVP World Challenge: USA vs. Brazil?Prior to 2007 the tour event took place at Tempe Beach Park. In 2007 it moved to Westgate City Center. In 2008 It was the Best of the Beach event. Here is a photo gallery of previous local area AVP events.
What if I have more questions about the AVP World Challenge: USA vs. Brazil event?For more information, visit the AVP online.
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