10th Annual Asics Capitol Hill Volleyball Classic Returns to DC With Record 1,000+ Teams, February 13 – 15, 2016
In 2016, the Presidents Day long weekend coincides with Valentine’s Day, an ideal time for more than 12,000 young female athletes who love volleyball to compete at the 10th annual Asics Capitol Hill Volleyball Classic. This tournament is pure girl power: more than 1,000 teams will play before 35,000 spectators inside the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
The event and sports marketplace is expected to generate an economic impact of $19.2 million for Washington, DC, February 13-15, 2016.
“Events DC is honored to celebrate the monumental 10th anniversary of the Asics Capitol Hill Volleyball Classic Tournament at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center alongside our partner, Destination DC,” said Gregory A. O’Dell, president and chief executive officer of Events DC. “Over the past ten years, this annual three-day event has energized Washington, DC during a traditionally slow visitation season and has inspired spending across all corners of the city from retail to restaurants and attractions with steady growth resulting in a more than 650% attendance increase since the inaugural tournament in 2006. We applaud the tournament on their resounding success and this significant milestone. We look forward to their continued growth and visibility on a global platform.”
The tenth annual competition will take over all five Exhibit Halls and the Ballroom at the Convention Center. The 2007 tournament required 18 courts. The 2016 tournament will activate 120 courts hosting 3,600 matches overseen by 212 referees.
The 10th anniversary tournament begins at 9 a.m. daily. Weekend passes are $40, $30 if purchased in advance; daily passes are $15. Tickets can be purchased at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center or online. Weekend passes will be sold onsite daily, starting at 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 13.