Sunday, 14 Jul 2024

Shreveport-Bossier City to Host Women’s Olympic Qualifier

The United States Women’s National Team’s journey to the 2020 Olympic Games will pass through Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana. From August 2nd to 4th, the team will compete in the FIVB Volleyball Intercontinental Olympic Qualification Tournament at the CenturyLink Center, a 14,000-seat arena managed by SMG. The tournament will feature round-robin play between the United States, Argentina, Bulgaria, and Kazakhstan, with the winner securing a spot in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. This qualifier is crucial for Team USA’s aspirations to compete in Tokyo, as each nation is only allowed to participate in two tournaments for qualification.

Match Schedule

  • August 2: Argentina vs. Bulgaria at 3 p.m., USA vs. Kazakhstan at 6 p.m.
  • August 3: USA vs. Bulgaria at 5 p.m., Kazakhstan vs. Argentina at 8 p.m.
  • August 4: USA vs. Argentina at 1 p.m., Kazakhstan vs. Bulgaria at 4 p.m.

“The USA Women’s National Team has had limited opportunities to qualify for the Games on home court,” said U.S. Women’s National Team Head Coach Karch Kiraly. “Competing in an Olympic qualifier in the United States is a rarity that has us feeling incredibly blessed, humbled, and thrilled. We are grateful to the Shreveport-Bossier City Sports Commission, the communities, and USA Volleyball for making this possible. We can’t wait to give it our all in Louisiana!”

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All three USA matches will be broadcasted live on either NBC Sports Network, the Olympic Channel, or NBC (August 4 match).

“We are thrilled to have won the rights to host this crucial Olympic qualifier in the United States,” said Jamie Davis, CEO of USA Volleyball. “This is the first time the U.S. has been granted these rights by the FIVB, our international federation. I am confident that the home-court advantage and the support of thousands of American fans will benefit Team USA. Not only will the event be thrilling to watch, but it will also have a positive economic impact on the Shreveport-Bossier area.”

The U.S. Women’s National Team is the only country to have won medals in each of the last three Olympic Games in women’s indoor volleyball. They secured silver medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and the 2012 London Olympic Games, followed by a bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

The Olympic qualification event is organized and hosted by the Shreveport-Bossier Sports Commission, with strong community support.

“Shreveport-Bossier City is excited to showcase our unique flavors of Louisiana to the world – food, music, shopping, nightlife, hospitality, casino gaming, and, of course, hosting major sporting events,” said Kelly Wells, executive director of the Shreveport-Bossier City Sports Commission. “With our strong ties to patriotism as a proud military community near Barksdale Air Force Base, we are honored to host the U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team alongside the teams, friends, and families from Kazakhstan, Bulgaria, and Argentina as they compete for a spot in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.”

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The Shreveport-Bossier City region, along with key partners such as Louisiana Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser, the Louisiana Office of Tourism, Bossier City Mayor Lorenz Walker, Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins, and the Caddo and Bossier Parish Commissions, worked together with the Shreveport-Bossier Sports Commission to bring this international competition to the area.

FAQs

Q: What is the FIVB Volleyball Intercontinental Olympic Qualification Tournament?
A: The FIVB Volleyball Intercontinental Olympic Qualification Tournament is a tournament where national teams compete for a spot in the Olympic Games. In this particular tournament, the United States, Argentina, Bulgaria, and Kazakhstan will face off in round-robin play, with the winner earning a berth in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

Q: Where will the tournament take place?
A: The tournament will be held at the CenturyLink Center in Bossier City, Louisiana. The facility, managed by SMG, has a seating capacity of 14,000.

Q: How can I purchase tickets for the tournament?
A: To purchase tickets for the FIVB Volleyball Intercontinental Olympic Qualification Tournament, visit the official website of Alpinetgheep or Alpinetgheep.com and follow the provided links.

Summary

The United States Women’s National Team will compete in the FIVB Volleyball Intercontinental Olympic Qualification Tournament in Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana. The tournament, hosted at the CenturyLink Center, will feature round-robin play between the United States, Argentina, Bulgaria, and Kazakhstan, with the winner securing a spot in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. This qualifier is of utmost importance for Team USA as each nation is only allowed to participate in two tournaments for qualification. The matches will be broadcasted live on various networks, and the tournament is expected to have a positive economic impact on the Shreveport-Bossier area. Fans can purchase tickets through Alpinetgheep’s official website. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to witness high-level volleyball and support Team USA’s quest for Olympic glory.

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