San Jose World League Tickets on Sale Now

April 10, 2009, 12:56 p.m. (ET)

B.J. Evans
Manager, Media Relations and Publications
Phone: 719-228-6800

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 10, 2009) – Tickets for the 2009 FIVB World League matches being held in San Jose, Calif., will go on sale Friday, April 10th. This is the first time that a volleyball event of this caliber has been hosted in San Jose.

The U.S. Men’s National Volleyball Team, ranked No. 2 in the world, will face China on June 26-27 (7 p.m. both nights) at the San Jose State University Event Center. The two teams last played at the 2008 Beijing Olympics where the U.S. Men won the gold medal.

The U.S. Men also won the 2008 World League, an exciting elite men's volleyball competition in which the world's best teams are divided into four pools and play for six straight weekends from June 12 to July 18.

Winners from each pool will go to the final round on July 22-26 in Belgrade, Serbia, along with the host country and a pick from among the second-place teams in pool play. The total World League prize purse is more than $20 million, with the winning team collecting a prize of more than $1 million.

"We are thrilled to welcome the U.S. gold medal and defending World League champion team, and to host the Chinese national team in San Jose for this very special event," said Patricia Ernstrom, executive director of the San Jose Sports Authority. "Hosting an international contest of this caliber represents a unique opportunity for the San Jose, and the entire Bay Area, to witness the highest level of athletic competition right in our own backyard."

Tickets will be on sale at (additional fees may apply), the San Jose State box office, the HP Pavilion box office, and through Northern California Volleyball Association (NCVA). NCVA will sell tickets onsite at the No Dinx Far Western National Tournament and Girls Power League Regionals, as well as through their office. 

Ticket Type


Event Day Price

Special Note

General Admission




General Admission for Seniors, Military, and USAV Members




Lower Reserved




General Admission, Group of 20+



Available until June 1

General Admission strip (2 day ticket)



Available until June 1

Lower reserved strip (2 day ticket)



Available until June 1

Box office information:

Event Center, San Jose State University
290 South 7th Street
San Jose, CA 95192
Phone: (408) 924-6333
Fax: (408) 924-6395
Box Office Hours: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday - Friday, 10 a.m.-Noon on Sunday, Closed on Saturday

HP Pavilion at San Jose
525 W. Santa Clara St.
San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: (408) 999-5719
Box Office Hours: 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Monday - Friday  

About the San Jose Sports Authority
The San Jose Sports Authority is a non-profit organization whose mission is to increase the City of San Jose’s economic development, visibility and civic pride through sports.  Serving as the City's sports commission since its inception in 1991, the Sports Authority has provided leadership and support to attract or host nearly 200 sporting events in San Jose and the South Bay.  The Sports Authority also supports and operates community, youth and amateur sports programs, including the San Jose Sports Hall of Fame, The First Tee of San Jose, and the REACH Youth Scholarship Program. To learn more, visit

About USA Volleyball
Founded in 1928, USA Volleyball is a Colorado incorporated non-profit organization recognized by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and the Federation International de Volleyball (FIVB) as the National Governing Body for the sport of Volleyball in the United States.

USA Volleyball is responsible for both the Olympic disciplines of indoor volleyball and beach volleyball. USA Volleyball has over 240,000 registered members, 12,000 teams and 5,000 clubs nationwide. With an annual budget in excess of $11 million dollars, USA Volleyball supports the USA men’s and women’s senior national team programs, youth and junior national teams, national championship events, coaching education and certification programs, grassroots development, and programs for the disabled and Paralympic Teams. USA Volleyball has a rich tradition of success as evidenced by winning an Olympic medal in every Olympic Games since 1984 and capturing numerous World Cup, World Championship and Continental Championship titles.

USA Volleyball is committed to and works toward opportunity for all to participate. It is an advocate for all Americans endeavoring to assure universal access to opportunities at all levels of the game.

 About Northern California Volleyball Association

Northern California Volleyball Association's (NCVA) mission is to support and develop NCVA programs, community volleyball programs and organizations, actively collect and distribute volleyball-related information, and provide educational opportunities for the regional volleyball community while working in conjunction with volleyball's national governing body. 

2009 marks the 27th year anniversary of the NCVA servicing Northern California and Northern Nevada.  In the last 24 years, NCVA has grown from a small Mom and Pop region to the 4th largest of the 40 regions nationwide.  Over the years the NCVA has been recognized for being on the forefront of new developments in the way that they organize tournaments, large venues on sport courts, Power League, Area League and Non-Leagues.   

NCVA looks forward to reaching a membership base of 14,000 members for the 2008-2009 season.  To learn more, visit