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. 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.