Francisco Villa Museum welcomes U18 Pan American Cup

DURANGO, Mexico, May 20, 2019. - Francisco Villa Museum in Durango welcomed the U18 Girls’ Pan American Cup as location of the preliminary inquiries and general technical meeting of the competition that grants two tickets to the FIVB World Championship.

Joint efforts of the Sports Institute of Durango and its Director Ana Karen Avila, with the Mexican Volleyball Federation, the Francisco Villa Museum and the Tourism Office of Durango, made it possible for the participating teams to visit the museum during the meetings held on Monday for their official registration.

The facility known as “Palace Zambrano” was a property of miner Juan José Zambrano, that later became the government of state building of Durango for more than 150 years. The palace was given to the Cultural Institute of Durango to house the Francisco Villa Museum that opened in February 14, 2013.

Its interior preserves murals that tell Mexico’s and Durango’s history, especially that of iconic Francisco “Pancho” Villa born in Durango, a revolutionary general and one of the most prominent figures of the Mexican revolution.

The U18 Pan American Cup will grant two tickets to the FIVB World Championship in Egypt, one to the top NORCECA Confederation team and the other to the top ranked team regardless its confederation.