Volleyball Canada is pleased to announce that tickets for 2015 World League matches in Canada will go on sale Friday, February 27, at 10 am local time.
Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster (Calgary and Summerside, PEI), and Ticket Atlantic (Halifax).
“This is an exciting year for volleyball in Canada, and having the men’s team play on home soil is always great to watch live” said Alan Ahac, Director of International Events for Volleyball Canada.
World League is one of the most prestigious international men’s volleyball tournaments. The action will kick-off in Calgary on May 16, as part of Calgary 2015, the country’s largest celebration of volleyball.
Then the men’s team will head to Halifax. This is the first time in more than 20 years that international volleyball matches will be contested in the Maritimes. The Canadian portion of World League will wrap-up in Summerside, PEI, in mid-June. More details below:
Canada vs. Cuba
Stampede Corral, Calgary, AB
May 16th at 7pm
May 17th at 7pm
Canada vs. Argentina
Scotiabank Centre, Halifax, NS
June 5th at 8pm
June 6th at 6:30pm
Canada vs. Bulgaria
Credit Union Place, Summerside, PEI
June 12th at 8pm
June 13th at 8pm
Reserved and general admission seating is available in all locations. All matches will also air on Sportsnet ONE; check your local listings.
Last year the Canadian men’s team finished seventh at the 2014 World Championships in Poland, and this year they are ramping up for the 2015 Pam Am Games in Toronto.
The 2015 edition of FIVB World League will be the biggest ever: A record number of 32 national teams are split across eight pools.
Nine-time winners and 2014 silver medallists Brazil head Pool A alongside bronze medallists from the last edition Italy, three-time silver medallists Serbia as well as Australia who were promoted from Group 2.
Reigning champions USA will begin the defence of their crown in Pool B and will take on 2013 winners Russia, world champions Poland and the ever-improving Iran.
Pool C features Bulgaria, Canada, Argentina and Cuba with the latter promoted after their triumph in the Group 3 finals in 2014. Pool D includes France, Japan, Korea and Czech Republic. Belgium, the Netherlands, Finland and Portugal complete Group 2 in Pool E.
Montenegro will make their bow in the tournament in Pool F with Turkey, Puerto Rico and Tunisia. Greece return for the first time in a decade in Pool G and will face Mexico, Slovakia and China while Egypt are also back after a five-year absence in Pool H along with Kazakhstan, Venezuela and Spain.
The World League featured eight teams in its inaugural year in 1990, 10 in 1991, 12 from 1992-2000 and 2004-05, 16 from 2001-2003 and 2006-2012 and then 18 in the 2013 edition.
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