Rockvale Outlets/AVCA College Volleyball Showcase Tickets On-Sale Date


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LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 25, 2011) - The American Volleyball Coaches Association is pleased to announce the on-sale date to purchase tickets for the 2011 Rockvale Outlets/AVCA College Volleyball Showcase, to be held Friday and Saturday, August 26-27. 


Tickets will be available for purchase beginning August 1 through the Penn State Box Office.  Daily price of admission is $8 for adults and $5 for youth, and all seating is general admission.  Group ticket pricing is available for groups of 15 or more.  Group ticket pricing is $4 each (pre-order) and $5 each at the gate.  Individuals or groups may call the Penn State Box Office phone room (814) 865-5555 after August 1 to place an order.


The AVCA had previously announced that its premier collegiate tournament will be heading to University Park, Pa. in 2011, with Penn State's Rec Hall serving as the host venue. In addition, Rockvale Outlets, one of country's largest outlet malls, has signed on as the new title sponsor. 


2010 NCAA Champion, Penn State, along with 2009 NCAA semifinalist, Minnesota, will represent the Big Ten Conference.  2010 semifinalist Southern California and Oregon will represent the Pac-12 Conference.  Under the conference challenge format, each school will be up against the two teams from the opposing conference.  Friday, August 26, Penn State will face off against Oregon, and Minnesota will take on USC. Saturday, August 27, Penn State will meet USC and Minnesota will compete against Oregon.  Specific match times will be announced at a later date.


Now in its 17th year, the AVCA College Volleyball Showcase is the country's premier opening weekend tournament.  Three of the four participating teams ended the 2010 campaign ranked in the top-ten of the AVCA Division I Coaches Top 25 Poll; all are likely to start 2011 in the top 20. 


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About AVCA

The AVCA, with its headquarters in Lexington, Ky., is managed by Associations International.  The mission of the AVCA is to develop the sport of volleyball and its coaches.  With a membership of over 5,100 and counting, the AVCA provides a professional network for those individuals and companies dedicated to enhancing and promoting the sport. Members include collegiate, high school, club, youth and Olympic coaches, as well as volleyball club directors. The AVCA provides education to volleyball coaches, recognition of elite players and coaches, promotion of volleyball competitions throughout the world, and networking opportunities for volleyball products and services providers.  Further information is available at

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