10 Top-Notch Volleyball Facilities

Take it from someone who played volleyball for 14 years and has coached club and high school volleyball—here are 10 volleyball facilities (arranged in descending order by number of courts) that you’ll seriously want to consider when hosting a volleyball tournament.

Take it from someone who played volleyball for 14 years and has coached club and high school volleyball—here are 10 volleyball facilities (arranged in descending order by number of courts) that you’ll seriously want to consider when hosting a volleyball tournament.

Reno Sparks Convention Center

Reno, Nevada

The Reno Sparks Convention Center is no stranger to volleyball events; it has hosted Junior National Volleyball Championships in its 500,000-square-foot facility. With up to 74 courts, five exhibit halls and meeting rooms for registration, coaches meetings and trophy ceremonies, the center has everything you could ask for when it comes to big-time volleyball tournaments.

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Sevierville Convention Center

Sevierville, Tennessee

Sevierville Convention Center hosted the 2014 K2 Wilderness at the Smokies Volleyball Tournament, which attracted more than 2,000 athletes and 10,000 spectators. It’s no surprise the center pulled off this size tournament with its 21 courts, 108,000 square feet, 32-foot ceiling and meeting rooms.

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Rocky Top Sports World

Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Rocky Top Sports World’s 86,000-square-foot indoor facility offers 12 volleyball courts plus five more on site, totaling 17 courts. Other amenities include a concession area, private team rooms, referee locker rooms, message boards throughout the facility, floor- and upper-level viewing and on-site dining at Champ’s Grill.

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Myrtle Beach Sports Center

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Scheduled to open March 1, 2015, Myrtle Beach Convention Center will be 100,000 square feet with 72,000 square feet of hardwood flooring. It will be able to configure up to 16 courts and will offer seating for 1,500. It will be conveniently located next to the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.

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Wisconsin Dells Center

Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

Wisconsin Dells Center offers 90,000 square feet of column-free space, a 13,000-square-foot pre-function area, a ticket area, a retail area and a full kitchen and concessions. The 70-foot ceilings and spacious dome (220 feet wide by 380 feet long) allow for spacious volleyball play on any of the 16 courts. Additional features include 1,200 parking stalls, wireless internet and meeting rooms.

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Great Lakes Center

Aurora, Illinois

The center offers 12 courts that sit on top of three layers of plywood and 36,000 pieces of rubber to provide one of the softest volleyball playing surfaces available anywhere in the world. Throughout the 60,000 square-foot facility, you’ll find a retail store, an 11,000 square-foot mezzanine viewing area, concessions, training room and parking for more than 500 cars.

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Round Rock Sports Center

Round Rock, Texas

The center features 12 courts and 82,800 square feet of indoor space with 47,775 square feet of flexible, open space. The center also includes a HD video wall for displaying tournament brackets and information, upper-level spectator seating (seating for more than 1,400 with a capacity of 3,053), a players’ lounge, referee lounge, training room and an outdoor pavilion and plaza with a playground and concession area.

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Sanford Sports Complex: The Pentagon

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

The Pentagon at Sanford Sports Complex includes nine courts, including the main court, Heritage Court (designed to mirror the 1950s style with two adjacent courts when uncovered by bleachers) and six outer courts. The 160,000-square-foot facility can host youth and collegiate-level tournaments and events.

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The Foundry

Redwood City, California

The Foundry has six courts with playing surfaces that best simulate suspended wood floors through the use of millions of tiny rubber pellets, providing an added shock absorption not seen at other indoor centers. The space covers 43,000 square feet and features 30-foot ceilings and 17 automated curtains.

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Sports Express Volleyball Center

Mason, Ohio

Sports Express is a 30,000-square-foot volleyball facility that runs strictly volleyball activities year round. Offerings include a retail volleyball store and a cafe with beer and wine included.  The complex houses six courts (Sports Courts) that sit below a viewing level, and each court has bleacher seating.  A lobby and concessions area features televisions and arcade games.

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By Lauren Reiniger

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10 Top-Notch Volleyball Facilities
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10 Top-Notch Volleyball Facilities
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Take it from someone who played volleyball for 14 years and has coached club and high school volleyball—here are 10 volleyball facilities (arranged in descending order by number of courts) that you’ll seriously want to consider when hosting a volleyball tournament.
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