MINNEAPOLIS — The largest intercollegiate volleyball tournament in the world will come to Minneapolis next year in April, according to Sports Minneapolis.
The 2021 National Collegiate Volleyball Federation (NCVF) Championships will be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center on April 1-3, 2021. The men’s and women’s tournaments will feature 500 college club volleyball teams and more than 6,500 student-athletes from across the nation.
“As we move through one of the most challenging times in our history, the NCVF family looks forward to gathering at a place known worldwide for its warmth, hospitality, accessibility and world-class amenities – Minneapolis is that place,” said NCVF president Sante Perrelli.
“We’re excited to bring the 2021 NCVF Championships to Minneapolis and look forward to showcasing our city to more than 10,000 athletes, coaches and fans,” said Melvin Tennant, executive director of Sports Minneapolis. “The Minneapolis Convention Center is extremely versatile venue that has a long history of hosting large volleyball events, and the NCVF Championships will add to that legacy.”
Men’s and women’s teams compete in five divisions and teams are from four-year colleges and universities, junior colleges and community colleges. The tournament begins with pool play on the first two days of competition and ends with bracket competition on the final day.
Sports Minneapolis and the University of Minnesota have secured upcoming events such as the NCAA championships and the 2021 Division I Gymnastics Championships, in addition to the 2021 Division I Men’s Basketball Regional. The 2022 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Final Four will also be organized by Sports Minneapolis and its partners.