Hartford, CT (March 4, 2014) – The New England Region Volleyball Association (NERVA) announced that it will bring its first-ever Northeast Junior Championships to the Connecticut Convention Center over Memorial Day weekend in 2015. The tournament, featuring junior teams from the Northeast, is expected to bring over 2,000 players, 400 coaches, 75 officials and volunteer tournament staff, and 3,500 family members and fans downtown with over 3,000 overnight rooms and 1,100 rooms on peak from Friday, May 22 through Monday, May 25, 2015.
The four-day event does not require teams to qualify to participate. While it will serve as a season-ending tournament for some, the event will allow for additional preparation to teams continuing on to nationals. Tournament organizers are planning to max out the event with 200 teams playing on 25 courts inside the Convention Center’s exhibit halls.
“We have had the pleasure of working with NERVA since 2010,” says Michael Costelli, General Manager of the Connecticut Convention Center. “We are very excited to be teaming up with them once again for the Northeast Junior Championships beginning next year.” NERVA has committed to holding the event at the venue for the next three years, through at least 2017.
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