2016 East Coast Volleyball Championships to be Held this Weekend

With More Than 8,000 Attendees and Economic Impact of $4 million

PITTSBURGH – The 2016 East Coast Volleyball Championships return to Pittsburgh this weekend for the 8th consecutive year. This event will be held May 28-30 on 40 courts at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. The event is expected to draw approximately 8,000 attendees and create more than $4 million of direct spending in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County.

More than 270 girls club volleyball teams, ranging from 10 different states and Canada, will compete in this three-day event, which is open to the public. Championship games will be held on Monday, May 30.

"We are excited to welcome back the East Coast Volleyball Championships," said
Jennifer Hawkins, executive director of sports development for VisitPITTSBURGH. "The tournament will feature some of the best female volleyball players from across the country and, will again, showcase the versatility of the David L. Lawrence Convention Center to serve as a top-notch sports venue. It also reinforces Pittsburgh's brand as a city where legends are made and the perfect destination for major sports events. We thank East Coast Volleyball, the David L. Lawrence Center and our local community for partnering to host this event in our city year after year." 

"Pittsburgh is centrally located, so we can draw teams from a wide area," said Tim Kilian, event coordinator for East Coast Volleyball Championships. "Pittsburgh is a city that offers quite a bit for kids to do while they're not playing so they can have fun and remember the trip."

Media is invited to attend. Plenty of photo opportunities beginning the morning of Saturday, May 28 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.

As the sports development division of VisitPITTSBURGH, SportsPITTSBURGH’s primary goal is to attract and host a wide variety of sporting events in the region, providing the experience and expertise to reinforce Pittsburgh’s reputation as a legendary sports town.