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Mar 18 World League Tickets for Egypt, Finland Matches Going on Sale

March 18, 2010, 6:46 p.m. (ET)

B.J. Hoeptner Evans
Manager, Media Relations and Publications
Phone: (719) 228-6800
E-Mail: bj.evans@usav.org  

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 18, 2010) – Tickets for the first two U.S. stops of the 2010 FIVB World League men’s volleyball tournament will go on sale Friday and Monday.

Tickets for the U.S. Men’s National Volleyball Team match against Egypt on June 18-19 (7 p.m. both days) at Cabarrus Arena and Events Center in Concord, N.C., will go on sale through Ticketmaster at 10 a.m. EDT on Friday (March 19).

The U.S. Men’s National Team is ranked No. 2 in the world by the FIVB. Egypt is ranked 14th.

Ticket prices for the Egypt matches will be:

General Admission: $15
Reserved Seating: $25
Groups (20-plus): $8 
Seniors (Age 60-plus): $8
USA Volleyball Member and Military: $10

“The Cabarrus Arena staff is pleased to be working with the Cabarrus CVB and USA Volleyball in presenting this world class event,” said Frank Lapsley, general manager of the Cabarrus Arena and Events Center. “We look forward to hosting these great athletes and welcoming volleyball fans from our community and throughout the region for two nights of competition.”

Tickets for the U.S. Men’s match against Finland on June 25-26 (7 p.m. both days) at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Ill., will go on sale on Monday (March 22) at 10 a.m. CDT. Tickets will be available at the Sears Centre Arena Box Office, online at www.searscentre.com or by calling 888-SEARSTIX (732-7784).

Finland is ranked 30th in the world.

Ticket prices for the Finland matches will be:

Adult Reserved: $25
Adult General Admission: $18
Groups Reserved: $15
USAV/Senior/Military Reserved: $20
USAV/Senior/Military General Admission: $15

Tickets are already on sale for the U.S. Men’s World League match against No. 3-ranked Russia on July 9 at 7 p.m. and July 10 at 6 p.m. at Charles Koch Arena in Wichita, Kan.

Tickets are available by going to the www.goshockers.com or by calling 316-978-3267.

The U.S. Men placed sixth in World League in 2009, one year after winning the event heading into the Olympic Games.

The FIVB World League is an elite, annual international volleyball competition in which the world’s best teams are placed into four pools of four teams and play an Intercontinental Round for six consecutive weekends from June 4 to July 10. Each country’s team has a home-and-home series with the other three teams in its pool. Winners from each pool qualify for the Final Round held July 21-25 in Cordoba, Argentina, along with the host country and the best second-place team 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.

Click here to visit the USA Volleyball World League web site.

Click here to visit the FIVB World League web site.

U.S. Men’s 2010 FIVB World League Schedule

Date: June 4-5
Opponent: Russia
Location: Ekaterinburg, Russia

Date: June 11-12
Opponent: Finland
Location: Tampere, Finland

Date: June 18-19 (7 p.m. both days)
Opponent: Egypt
Location: Cabarrus Arena in Concord, N.C.

Date: June 25-26 (7 p.m. both days)
Opponent: Finland
Location: Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Ill.

Date: July 2-3
Opponent: Egypt
Location: Cairo, Egypt

Date: July 9 at 7 p.m. and July 10 at 6 p.m.
Opponent: Russia
Location: Charles Koch Arena in Wichita, Kan.

FIVB World League Final Round (must qualify)
Date: July 21-25
Location: Cordoba, Argentina

2010 FIVB World League Pools

Group A
Brazil
Bulgaria
Netherlands
Korea

Group B
Serbia
Italy
France
China

Group C
Russia
USA
Finland
Egypt

Group D
Argentina
Cuba
Poland
Germany

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