Winnipeg to host 2019 NORCECA Men’s Championship
WINNIPEG, Canada, November 7, 2018 - Volleyball Canada today
announced that Winnipeg, Manitoba, will be the site of the next
NORCECA Men’s Continental Volleyball Championship in September
The tournament is the official competition for senior men's
national teams of the North, Central America and Caribbean
Volleyball Confederation (NORCECA). Since its introduction in
1969, the tournament has been played every two years, and
typically includes eight teams. The results contribute to
continental points, and the top four tournament ranked teams
advance to the 2020 Olympic Games qualifier the following
January. Canada finished third at the tournament in 2017, and
won gold in 2015.
"We are very excited to have the opportunity to host the 2019
NORCECA Men’s Championship here in Manitoba next September,"
said John Blacher, Executive Director, Volleyball Manitoba.
"Winnipeg was the home of the national indoor team programs for
many years, and it’s now been over a decade since we've hosted
any international men’s volleyball events. A new generation of
young volleyball enthusiasts will now get a chance to witness
the sport played live at the highest level."
Matches will be held (Sept. 3 to 8, 2019) at the
University of Winnipeg’s Dr. David F. Anderson Gymnasium.
"We’re absolutely thrilled that Winnipeg will be hosting the
2019 NORCECA Senior Men's Continental Championship," said Dayna
Spiring, President & CEO, Economic Development Winnipeg. "Our
city has proven that we excel at hosting national and
international sporting competitions, with events like the 2017
Canada Summer Games and the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. I’m
delighted that we will once again welcome an international group
of athletes to our city, and look forward to showing them the
best Winnipeg has to offer."
Volleyball Canada thanks Tourism Winnipeg, the City of Winnipeg,
Volleyball Manitoba, the University of Winnipeg and Sport
Manitoba for their support in bringing this event to the city.