Iran, Poland and Serbia will join the U.S. Men’s National Team for three days of FIVB Volleyball Nations League matches on June 15-17, 2018.
The FIVB announced the Volleyball Nations League on Oct. 12. The two tournaments (one for men and one for women) replace the FIVB World League (for men) and the FIVB Grand Prix (for women).
In both tournaments, 12 core teams and four challenger teams will play a round-robin format, with each country hosting a weekend of matches. The men’s final round is scheduled for July 4-8.
The U.S. Men, ranked No. 2 in the world, will have a challenging weekend in Hoffman Estates, facing No. 3 Poland, No. 8 Iran and No. 11 Serbia. Each team will play the other three once during the weekend.
Among the U.S. players expected to compete are 2016 Olympic medalists Matt Anderson, Micah Christenson, Max Holt, Thomas Jaeschke, Aaron Russell, Taylor Sander, David Smith and Erik and Kawika Shoji.
Jaeschke grew up in nearby Wheaton, Ill., and played for Loyola of Chicago. Jeff Jendryk, who is also expected to compete, also grew up in Wheaton and will finish his career at Loyola in the spring.
USA vs. Poland Pre-Party across from Sears Centre Arena
Saturday, June 16
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Join us Saturday, June 16th 4:30pm-6:00pm for the USA vs. Poland pre-party held at the Village Green across from the Sears Centre Arena. The family-friendly Village Green boasts the all-new Craft Canteen featuring local breweries as well as the Hoffman Estates Beer Garden serving traditional German beer.
The event will feature live music, volleyball nets, great beer, and delicious food. All fans are welcome and encouraged to join in the festivities.
Friday – Day 1 (1 ticket for both matches)
5:30 p.m.: Poland v. Iran
7:30 p.m.: USA v. Serbia
Saturday – Day 2 (1 ticket per match)
2 p.m.: Serbia v. Iran
7:30 p.m.: USA v. Poland (Doors open at 6 p.m.)
Sunday – Day 3 (1 ticket per match)
Noon: Poland v. Serbia
5:30 p.m.: USA v. Iran
Price level: $55 / $48* / $33* per ticket
*Price increses $2 day of event
All Session - $275 / $215 / $150 (5 tickets)
Doors open 90 minutes prior to scheduled start time for USA v. Poland.
Doors open one hour prior to scheduled start time for all other matches.
*Traffic Advisory* - We are expecting a capacity crowd for USA v. Poland and encourage you to arrive at least one hour before the scheduled start time.
Parking for this event is $20 per day.