The Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group is excited to announce that the Arena at TD Place will serve as the Canadian stop for the newly formed FIVB Volleyball Nations League. Single game tickets go on sale Thursday, April 12 at 10 a.m.
Canada’s men’s national team will play matches on June 8, 9 and 10 against Germany, Australia and traditional North American rivals the United States.
Last year, the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) unveiled the Volleyball Nations League, which is set to begin in May 2018.
In both the men’s and women’s leagues, 12 core teams and four challenger teams will battle to become Volleyball Nations League champion by playing in a round robin format. With a total of 130 matches throughout the league season, every team will play a minimum of 15 matches and each core nation will host at least one pool, bringing the action closer to fans around the world.
On the men’s side, the core teams are: Argentina, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Japan, Poland, Russia, Serbia and the USA. The four challenger teams are: Australia, Bulgaria, Canada and South Korea. The Canadian women’s team is not part of the Volleyball Nations League in 2018, but will compete in the affiliated Challenger League.
A joint project between the FIVB, IMG and 21 national federations – the Volleyball Nations League will present volleyball in a way that has never been experienced before, building on the innovative sports presentation on display at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Single game tickets go on sale Thursday, April 12 at 10 a.m.at TDPlace.ca, by calling 613.232.6767 X1 or in person at The Box Office at TD Place.