DES MOINES, IA - For the first time ever, Des Moines will host the NCAA Division I Volleyball Regional Finals December 11-12, 2015 at Wells Fargo Arena. The Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau, in partnership with the University of Northern Iowa and Wells Fargo Arena, will welcome Hawaii, Illinois, Minnesota and back-to-back national champions Penn State to Greater Des Moines.
Fourth ranked Minnesota, led by former U.S. men's and women's national teams coach Hugh McCutcheon, will face Illinois on Friday at 5:00 p.m. followed by two-time defending National Champions Penn State versus seventh ranked Hawaii at 7:30 p.m.
"Hosting NCAA Division I Volleyball is an honor and great event for our city," says Greg Edwards, President and CEO of the Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau and Des Moines Area Sports Commission. "Sports fans will have the opportunity to watch some of the best athletes in the country compete in Greater Des Moines."
"We continue to be selected to host NCAA Championship events because of the attendance and support we receive from the Greater Des Moines community," says Spectra's Chris Connolly, General Manager of Wells Fargo Arena. "Tickets start at just $11, making it an affordable, fun event for fans and families."
Friday's winners will play to move on at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 12 with the winner advancing to the Final Four held in Omaha, NE. Single session and all-session tickets are still available. Fans can purchase tickets by visiting the Wells Fargo Arena ticket office or online at www.ncaa.com/volleyball.The Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau, the parent organization of the Des Moines Area Sports Commission, is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to market the region as a visitor destination increasing economic growth and enhancing the visitor experience. The Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau and Des Moines Area Sports Commission represent the following municipalities: Altoona, Ankeny, Bondurant, Clive, Des Moines, Grimes, Indianola, Johnston, Perry, Pleasant Hill, Polk City, Polk County, Urbandale, West Des Moines and Windsor Heights