Ljubljana, Slovenia, December 16, 2016 – The 2017 edition of the FIVB Volleyball Women’s U23 World Championship promises to reach new heights at venues in Ljubljana and Maribor.
The matches in Ljubljana will be played at the new Dvorana Centre Stozice, which can accommodate 12,000 spectators.
The third edition of the age-group tournament will be co-hosted by the city of Maribor at Dvorana Tabor, which has a capacity of 3,800 spectators.
Last December 13, the FIVB made its first inspection, which included the visit of the two competition venues, training halls, teams’ and officials’ hotels in Ljubljana and Maribor.
A total of 12 teams will compete at the Women’s U23 World Championship from September 10 to 17, 2017; two from each confederation plus hosts Slovenia, and one team from the world ranking to be confirmed at the beginning of 2017.
Nine participants have already been confirmed, following the victory of Egypt over Kenya at the end of October to represent the African Volleyball Confederation (CAVB). The Dominican Republic and Cuba will represent NORCECA, Brazil and Argentina will represent South America (CSV), while Turkey and Bulgaria will represent Europe (CEV). The Asian qualifiers will take place from May 13 to 21, 2017 in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand.