Spike! Dallas will host 2016 national gay volleyball tourney

Posted on 29 Jul 2015 at 3:09pm

VolleyballThe North American Gay Volleyball Association (NAGVA) selected Dallas to host its 2016 championship tournament next spring.

If it seems like Dallas keeps getting picked to host national tourneys, you’re not wrong; since 2004, nine national championship gay sporting events have come to Dallas; NAGVA will make it an even 10 in 12 years.

“NAGVA could not be more excited about coming back to Dallas for the third time,” NAGVA’s president, Jason Fallon, said in a statement. The tourney was last held in Dallas in 2005; it was also here in 1996. DIVA, the Dallas Independent Volleyball Association, is one of the largest LGBT volleyball leagues in the nation. It was formed in 1989.

“We have a great tradition of LGBT [sporting] events here in Dallas an we look forward to welcoming the athletes to our diverse city,” said Monica Paul, executive director of the Dallas Sports Commission.

The tournament will be held at the at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center May 27–29, 2016.

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