Three overlapping events kicked off July 14 and will run through July 23
Tulsa, Okla. (July 18, 2022) - The Cox Business Convention Center is bustling this week with three different USA Volleyball events bringing thousands of elite athletes and fans from near and far to downtown Tulsa. Nearly 8,100 people will be in and out of the facility for the Indoor Summer Training Series, the U19 Girls Pan American Volleyball Cup and the USA Volleyball All-Star Championship.
“We’ve had a wonderful time so far hosting USA Volleyball for their Indoor Summer Training Series which kicked off last Thursday,” said Angie Teel, Assistant General Manager for ASM Tulsa at Cox Business Convention Center. “This week is going to be even more fun as we welcome athletes and fans coming in from across the United States along with international teams for the U19 Girls Pan American Volleyball Cup and the All-Star Championship.”
The Indoor Summer Training Series kicked off Thurs. July 14 and wraps up Mon. July 18, just in time for the U19 Girls Pan American Volleyball Cup–which began Monday and will run through Sat. July 23. The USA Volleyball All-Star Championship begins Wed. July 20 and runs through Sat. July 23.
“It’s great for our city to have so many incredible athletes coming to Tulsa this week, many experience Tulsa for their first time,” said Ashleigh Bachert, Interim Senior Vice President of Tulsa Regional Tourism. “We are thankful for the partnership we have with USA Volleyball and the ASM Tulsa team which makes hosting these events possible. Without a doubt, these athletes, their coaching staff, families and fans will have an amazing experience while they’re here–both on and off the court.”
The events are anticipated to bring a total economic impact of more than $8.5 million to Tulsa’s hotels, restaurants, attractions and additional support services.
Quote from 2022 U19 Girls Pan American Volleyball Cup Announcement–April 27, 2022
“We are excited to bring this important international competition to Tulsa where the city and competition will be showcased around the globe,” said USA Volleyball President and CEO Jamie Davis. “Fans will have the opportunity to witness some of the best young players in the world play volleyball. Some may have an opportunity to be Olympians in 2024 and 2028. The Tulsa Sports Commission and Regional Tourism have been great partners for us, and we know the teams and their supporters will have a great experience along with exceptional Midwest hospitality.”
Quotes from 2022 USA Volleyball All-Star Championship Announcement–Nov. 2, 2021
“The City of Tulsa is honored to host this coveted championship in volleyball,” said City of Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum. “Teams will be giving it their all over the course of five days, and that’s exactly what the city will be doing for them. We can’t wait to show our support and hospitality for these athletes.”
“We are excited to partner with our 40 member regions to bring the USA Volleyball All-Star Championship to Tulsa,” said Jamie Davis, USA Volleyball President and CEO. “The tournament will offer volleyball athletes from around the country the opportunity to face high-level competition and will put the spotlight on the top talent from our regions.”
About the Tulsa Sports Commission
In 1993, the Tulsa Sports Commission (TSC) was created to attract and develop sporting events and conventions for economic impact on the Tulsa community. Since its inception, the TSC has accounted for more than $500 million in economic impact to the Tulsa region by helping attract, market and host championships and sports-related events and conventions to the region. The TSC is a founding member of the National Association of Sports Commissions and lives within the Tulsa Regional Tourism umbrella organization. Learn more at visittulsa.com/sports.
About Tulsa Regional Tourism
Tulsa Regional Tourism is northeast Oklahoma’s premier accredited destination marketing organization. Housed at the Tulsa Regional Chamber, it includes the Tulsa Convention and Visitors Bureau; the Tulsa Sports Commission, an amateur sports sales and marketing organization; and the Tulsa Office of Film, Music, Arts & Culture, an accredited film commission. Tulsa Regional Tourism leads the community’s bidding for and hosting of signature events like the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, the Big 12 Wrestling Championship, USA BMX Grand Nationals, the Arabian Horse Association’s U.S. Nationals and more.