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Updates for AVP’s 2020 season and the COVID-19 implications.

An Update On The 2020 Season

This page will be updated with official news from the Association of Volleyball Professionals on any changes to the 2020 beach season due to COVID-19.

 

For Immediate Release

 

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. 9am PST, June 18th, 2020

 

Official Statement from the AVP

 

“Since the very beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have stayed committed to our athletes, fans and partners to find a safe and responsible way for our sport to continue in 2020,” said Donald Sun, owner/CEO, AVP. “With the restrictions and regulations in place, we were forced to suspend all fan-attended events and re-focus on creating the best possible scenario to bring fans the sport they love so much and provide a meaningful way for our athletes to compete. I am extremely proud of my team and our partners for getting creative and finding a solution to ensure we don’t miss a year of beach volleyball.”

The U.S. premier professional beach volleyball organization and longest-running domestic tour announced today a new event series — the AVP Champions Cup Series, Presented by Acer to kick-off on July 18th, 2020 in Long Beach, California.

The three-part cup series will replace the 2020 AVP Pro season as restrictions and regulations have banned any fan-attended events for the remainder of the summer.

Held over the course of three weekends — July 18-19, 25-26 and August 1-2, the AVP Champions Cup Series will be an eight-team main draw with a 12-team qualification cap. Each event will be run separately with a $200,000 purse plus a $100,000 bonus pool up for grabs for the teams with the top finishes.

Amazon Prime Video will offer comprehensive live coverage beginning on July 18th and stream matches throughout the entire event series. NBC will present an early round men’s match on July 18th (2-3 pm PT) and the women’s final on July 19th (1:30-3 pm PT). NBCSN will present one finals match in the second and third weekends, respectively, which will also be simulcast on Amazon Prime Video.

Sun added, “The AVP Champions Cup Series allows us to keep our footprint small, regulate safety protocols and still provide top-flight beach volleyball competition for fans to watch via our long-standing partners NBC and Amazon Prime Video.”

“The AVP Pro tour is the highest level of competition for athletes here in the U.S. and each season I’m motivated to continue to grow the sport and raise the bar,” said April Ross, AVP Pro athlete and two-time Olympic medalist. “The AVP is home court to most of Team USA and with the COVID-19 pandemic, we unfortunately lost the opportunity to compete for a medal in Tokyo this year but fans can still get in on the action with the AVP Champions Cup Series.”

Learn more about the AVP Champions Cup Series and get all your questions answered here.

 

 

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FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. 9am PST, April 23rd, 2020

 

Official Statement from the AVP

 

“With the elevated universal uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the 2020 AVP Gold Series // New York City Open to abide by the city’s latest guidelines for issuing event permits. We will continue our ongoing efforts with city officials in an attempt to find a safe and reasonable date to run our event.” — Donald Sun, owner/chief executive officer, AVP

All VIP ticket holders for the 2020 AVP Gold Series // NYC Open will be automatically given a full refund within 10 days of this announcement. For ticket holders with any issues or questions, please contact Tickets@AVP.com.

VIP ticket packages are temporarily unavailable for purchase and purchasing options will become available once event dates are finalized and have been announced.

For any other questions or concerns, please email Contact@AVP.com.

 

2020 AVP Pro Tour Schedule: 

Gold Series New York City Open – TBD

Hermosa Beach Open – July 24-26

Gold Series Manhattan Beach Open – August 14-16

Gold Series Championship Chicago – September 4-6

Hawaii Open – September 18-20

Huntington Beach Open – October 2-4

 

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FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. 11am PST, March 17th, 2020

 

Official Statement from the AVP

 

The AVP is committed to conducting its 2020 Pro Tour in a safe and responsible manner. Due to the universal uncertainty of the COVID-19 situation, we have made the difficult decision to reschedule the Huntington Beach Open and the New York City Open, and cancel our events in Austin, TX and Seattle, WA. Our top priority is the health and safety of our AVP athletes, partners, spectators and staff. This decision comes following the guidance of medical professionals, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as a risk-management assessment of each market. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation daily and we urge everyone to follow the guidelines and protocols put forth by public health officials.

The Huntington Beach Open will now take place October 2-4, and our 2020 AVP Pro Tour will kick-off in New York City, NY on June 19-21.

All VIP ticket purchases for the Huntington Beach and New York City Open will be honored for the rescheduled dates. VIP ticket purchasers will be notified on how to obtain a refund should they be unable to attend. For ticket holders and fans in Austin, TX and Seattle, WA, we want to thank you for your continued support of the AVP Pro Tour as we work through the challenges of this season’s cancellations. Refunds for the Austin and Seattle Open will be issued to all ticket holders within 10 days of this notice.

 

2020 AVP Pro Tour Schedule: 

Gold Series New York City Open – June 19-21

Hermosa Beach Open – July 24-26

Gold Series Manhattan Beach Open – August 14-16

Gold Series Championship Chicago – September 4-6

Hawaii Open – September 18-20

Huntington Beach Open – October 2-4

 

Read more with the AVP in the Associated Press.

 

To ensure the safety for our fans, athletes, & staff and do our part to help control the outbreak, AVP is dedicated to running our future events responsibly. In addition to our normal daily cleaning practices at AVP events, we are committed to:

We encourage fans, athletes, and staff to follow the guidance of the CDC for everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses. Guidance for travelers can be found at the US Travel website.

 

Questions?  Concerns?

If you have VIP tickets for the Huntington Beach Open and/or the Gold Series New York City Open, your VIP tickets will be honored at these events’ new dates.  If you are unable to attend the events on their new dates, please contact us at tickets@avp.com to request a refund.

If you have VIP tickets for the Austin or Seattle Open, you will automatically receive a full refund to the original method of payment in the next 10 days. Any questions or issues can be handled at tickets@avp.com.

For any other questions or concerns, please email contact@avp.com.

 

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