ORLANDO, Fla. – (Mar. 19, 2020) The Sunshine Volleyball Classic Tournament, hosted at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC), welcomed more than 12,300 participants across more than 1,000 teams, from Mar. 6-8, 2020. With thousands of attendees in total, the event generated millions for the local economy.
Hosted by USA Volleyball, the Sunshine Classic Tournament is one of the first of twelve national qualifier events, featuring age groups from 11 to 18.
“We continue to choose Orlando because it is definitely one of the better destinations out there,” said Kristy Cox, Director of Events for USA Volleyball. “Accommodating more than one thousand teams is no small feat, and we rely on the OCCC’s large, flexible facility to bring it to life.”
Spanning more than 763,000 square feet, the event completely transformed the OCCC’s diverse space to set up a total of 133 volleyball courts in order to accommodate the thousands of participants over the course of the event. With ample space and flexibility, the Center of Hospitality remains a top venue for large sporting events.
“The Orange County Convention Center has a phenomenal reputation for hosting a range of athletic-based programs and events,” said OCCC Executive Director Mark Tester. “Our upcoming major expansion project will further enhance our North-South Building, enabling organizers to challenge boundaries, and take their sporting events to the next level.”
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About USA Volleyball
USA Volleyball is the National Governing Body (NGB) for the sport of volleyball in the United States and is recognized as such by the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) and the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC).
About the Orange County Convention Center
The Orange County Convention Center is the second-largest convention facility in North America and provides approximately $3 billion in economic impact to Central Florida annually. In recent years, the Convention Center has averaged nearly 200 meetings, conferences, banquets, conventions and tradeshows that attract more than 1.4 million attendees to the region each year. For more information about the Orange County Convention Center, visit www.occc.net.