Brand New 12,000 Seat Arena to Host 2017 U23 World Championships

  0 Braden Keith | December 16th, 2016 | 2017 U23 World Championships, African Volleyball, Asian Volleyball, European volleyball, International Volleyball, News, NORCECA volleyball, South American Volleyball

A brand new 12,000 seat arena will be one of two hosting venues for the 2017 Women’s U23 World Championships when they come to Slovenia next year. The Dvorana Centre Stozice is nearing completion and will play host to the portion of the matches in Ljubljana. The 3,800 sat arena Dvorana Tabor, in the city of Maribor, will share hosting duties.

Earlier this week, FIVB officials toured the facilities.

Two teams from each of the 5 continental confederations qualify for the 12 team tournament, along with the hosts from Slovenia and one next-best team based on the world rankings. 9 of the 12 spots have already been awarded after Egypt upset Kenya in October to join them as African representatives.

Turkey and Bulgaria will represent Europe; traditional powers Brazil and Argentina will represent South America; and Cuba and the Dominican Republic will represent NORCECA (North America, Central America, Caribbean).

Courtesy: FIVB

That leaves just Asia and the World Rankings qualifier left to be named. Asia will host their qualifier from  May 13th-21st, 2017 in Nkahon Ratchasima, Thailand.

The U23 World Championships will take place from September 10th through 17th, 2017.

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Braden Keith is the Editor-in-Chief and co-founder of Braden's first foray into sports journalism came in 2010, when he launched a swimming website called The Swimmers' Circle. Two years later, he joined as a co-founder. Long huge fans of volleyball, when Braden and the SwimSwam partners sought an opportunity to …

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