FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ANAHEIM TO HOST USA VOLLEYBALL CUP ON WEDNESDAY, AUG. 13
The U.S. Men’s National Team will play the Men’s National Team from Iran
ANAHEIM, CA – (Aug. 11, 2014) – Olympic-level volleyball competition is coming to Anaheim this Wednesday, Aug. 13. The U.S. Men’s National Team will play the Iranian National Team in a 7 p.m. match at the Anaheim Convention Center Arena.
Team USA is currently ranked #4 in the world, and the Iranian National Team is ranked #11. The City of Anaheim has been the official Host City for the U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Volleyball Teams since 2009.
The match will serve as a training opportunity and good will effort for both the U.S. and Iran. The teams most recently competed in the Federation Internationale De Volleyball World League (FIVB) tournament in Italy last month where Team USA won the championship title for the second time in the team’s history.
Leading up to the USA Volleyball Cup, members of the U.S. Men’s National Volleyball Team visited youth organizations here in Anaheim. Team members played games and signed autographs during their visits to organizations such as the Boys and Girls Clubs and YMCAs of Anaheim. Click here to watch a video about their visit to the Anaheim Boys and Girls Club.
Tickets for the USA Volleyball Cup are available online at www.usavolleyballcup.com, or the day of the event at the Anaheim Convention Center box office window. The Anaheim Convention Center Arena is located at 800 W. Katella Ave., Anaheim, CA 92802. For more information about the USA Volleyball Cup, visit www.usavolleyballcup.com.
For more information on the City of Anaheim, please visit www.anaheim.net.
ABOUT ANAHEIM –The City of Anaheim, founded in 1857, is one of the nation’s premier municipalities and is one of California’s most populous cities. Anaheim covers 50 square miles with more than 346,000 residents and more than 2,900 City employees. The municipal corporation’s annual budget is $1.6 billion. Anaheim supports a thriving business community with companies such as Carl Karcher Enterprises, Inc., L-3 Communications, Pacific Sunwear, and Disneyland Resort. Successful sports franchises call Anaheim home, including Angels Baseball, Anaheim Ducks, the U.S. Men’s National Volleyball Team, and the 2012 Olympic Games Silver Medal winning U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team. Anaheim also boasts world-class meeting and entertainment venues with the Anaheim Convention Center, LEED-certified and the largest on the west coast, Honda Center, City National Grove of Anaheim, Anaheim GardenWalk, and Angel Stadium of Anaheim. In addition, Anaheim embraces its vibrant cultural arts community, including the world-renowned Anaheim Ballet. Annually, Anaheim welcomes millions of visitors to the city, truly making it where the world comes to live, work and play. For more information, please visit www.anaheim.net.