World-class volleyball coming to St. Pete
By JON WILSON, Consulting Editor, TB Reporter
Olympic qualifying event to be held on Spa Beach.
ST. PETERSBURG — The world’s top volleyball talent will descend on St. Petersburg’s Spa Beach June 15-21 for a seven-day tournament that’s part of the 2016 Olympics qualifying process. General admission is free, but premium tickets and hospitality packages will be available at AVP.com.
Up to 32 men’s teams and 32 women’s will vie for a piece of the $800,000 purse and world-ranking points. There will be no more than two teams per country.
The St. Petersburg Grand Slam is the second of five grand slam events put on by the international volleyball federation.