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Fast Facts

  • Columbus hosts the USA Volleyball Adult Open Championships May 24-19, 2024 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

  • Columbus is one of just two cities to host the NCAA Men’s and DI Women’s Volleyball Championships in the same year (2021). The other is Los Angeles, where both championships took place in 1984. 

  • 18,755 people attended the final between Nebraska and Wisconsin during the 2021 Women’s DI Championship in Columbus, breaking the championship attendance record. It stands as the third-highest attended NCAA volleyball match in history as of December 2023.

  • Based in Columbus, Sports Imports is the leading volleyball equipment provider in the country. Their equipment is used by more than 90% of all NCAA D1 programs.

  • Columbus is part of the  Ohio Valley Region (OVR), USA Volleyball's largest region with 25,000 members. Covering Ohio, West Virginia and western Pennsylvania, OVR has more than 190 clubs comprising 2,000 teams and has 500 professional officials in its ranks. 

  • Since 2000, Columbus has hosted nearly 20 national volleyball events through with more on the docket in coming years, including the 2025 National Collegiate Men's Volleyball Championship.

Local Teams

The Columbus Fury is one of seven charter members of the Pro Volleyball Federation, a league born in 2024. The Fury play at Nationwide Arena from February-May.

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The Ohio State Buckeyes, Ohio Dominican Panthers, Capital Comets and Otterbein Cardinals represent all divisions of NCAA volleyball. Columbus is a two-time host of the DI NCAA Women's Volleyball Championships.

Mintonette Sports is one of the marquee clubs in the Ohio Valley Region. Other club teams include Buckeye Volleyball, Rogue Volleyball and Columbus Volleyball Academy, Vanguard and Advancement Academy.


Men’s Volleyball was founded at Ohio State


Women’s Volleyball began being played at Ohio State one year before the passing of Title IX.

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