A record-setting number of teams will venture to the
SMG-managed Greater Columbus Convention Center for the return of the USA Volleyball Boys’ Junior National Championships from July 1-7.
“We’re very excited to be back and love the new renovation,” said Barbara Eisenbeis, event director for USA Volleyball. “We have a record number of 507 teams, compared to 471 teams when we were here in 2015. We really get a good pick up in Columbus because so many teams can drive in.”
USA Volleyball is the governing body for volleyball in this country.
“We welcome USA Volleyball as the first event in our newly expanded Exhibit Hall D,” said Greater Columbus Convention Center Assistant General Manager Ryan Thorpe. “The 4th of July is a great time to be in Columbus.”
As part of the GCCC’s $140 million expansion and renovation, nearly 37,000 square feet of exhibit space has been added that USA Volleyball will be the first client to utilize.
The Greater Columbus Convention Center is located in downtown Columbus and owned by the Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority and managed by SMG.
SMG turns 40 in 2017! Celebrating its 40th anniversary and founded in 1977, SMG provides management services to 233 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theaters, performing arts centers, amphitheaters, equestrian facilities, science centers and a variety of other venues. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 15 million square feet of exhibition space and more than 1.5 million sports and entertainment seats. As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming, construction and design consulting, and pre-opening services for such landmark facilities as McCormick Place & Soldier Field in Chicago, Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Houston’s NRG Park and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions and catering companies, currently serving more than 140 accounts worldwide.
Visit www.columbusconventions.com and www.smgworld.com for more information.