The AVP (the US pro volleyball tour for those not in the know) is coming to Coney Island this summer! The Daily News has the story: Bump, set, spike! Coney gets pro volleyball event. After noting in the second graph that the sport features tall women in bikinis, the News says:
Hundreds of male and female professional volleyball players will play in the Association of Volleyball Professional Brooklyn Open, Aug. 17-20.
Promoters plan to build a 4,000-seat beachside stadium – as well as 11 outer courts – near the legendary Parachute Jump for the televised event, expected to be officially announced today.
The event is the brainchild of the association’s chief, Leonard Armato, a Brooklyn native who longed to bring the sport to his childhood home.
Blocked out and on my calendar. Awesome!