The Detroit Sports Commission announced Monday that Detroit will serve as the host city for the 2015 USA Volleyball Open National Championships.
USA Volleyball made the decision last Friday at its Regional Volleyball Association meetings being held in Denver. The 2015 Open, which will be the 86th edition of the annual event, will be held May 22-27 at the COBO Center in Detroit. The Open, created in 1928 with only two years missed due to World War II, brings in an estimated 550-plus teams and 6,000-plus players into the host city.
"The Detroit Sports Commission is pleased to hear USA Volleyball has chosen Detroit for one of its four national championships," DSC Executive Director Dave Beachnau said. "We look forward to welcoming all of the participants and highlighting to them the great assets that this great American sports town has to offer."
The Open has been a mainstay celebrating adult volleyball nationally. The event is one of the largest national championships in any sport in the United States, and the Open has featured the sport of volleyball from coast-to-coast.
"Detroit is in the heart of a very strong adult volleyball population and a city on the rebound," USA Volleyball Senior Director Tom Pingel said. "USA Volleyball will be proud to be a part of this resurgence and look forward to the 2015 USA Volleyball Open National Championships being one of the best and biggest we’ve had.”
Detroit has previously hosted the Open in 1938 and 1967.