This week, Team USA’s FIVB Volleyball Intercontinental Olympic Qualification Tournament is set to bring the quest for the gold to the SBC!  The cream of the U.S. crop will be facing off against Kazakhstan, Bulgaria and Argentina Aug. 2-4 at the CenturyLink Center in Bossier City!

There are only 6 of these qualifying events held around the world!  So, to say that we are getting a rare treat is an Olympic-level understatement.  This event will be broadcast on NBC Sport Network, the Olympic Channel or NBC (Sunday’s match).  The winner will advance to the 2020 Tokyo Games.  Some area volleyball players a will be helping out by serving as floor volunteers.

According to the official Team U.S.A. Volleyball schedule, the games line up like this:

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

The qualifier is set to bring over a million dollars to our local economy, and looks like a lot of fun!  Tickets are $25 and $35.