Luke Melia


January 25, 2006

Coney Island gets an AVP tour stop

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!

One Response to “Coney Island gets an AVP tour stop”

  1. Jenny chimed in:

    WOW! They will also be south of Los Angeles on May 20 – can’t wait! is covering the event for Fox Sports – tune in and check out the site!

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