ESPN to broadcast NCAA Beach Volleyball Championship in Gulf Shores

23 Mar, 2018

The NCAA awarded ESPN a 5-year agreement to televise the NCAA Beach Volleyball Championship through 2022 in Gulf Shores, Alabama. The next championship will take place May 4-6, 2018 on the Gulf Shores Public Beach and is hosted by the Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Sports Commission, city of Gulf Shores and University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).

“NCAA awarding the broadcast contract to ESPN means even more exposure for Alabama’s beaches to a national audience,” said Beth Gendler, vice president of sales for the Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Sports Commission. “We are continuing to improve this championship from a local sports tourism perspective, and we look forward to welcoming the student-athletes, families, fans, staffs and ESPN to Gulf Shores in May 2018.”

About Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Sports Commission: Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Sports Commission is a partnership between Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism (GSOBT), the Coastal Alabama Business Chamber and the cities of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. In 2007, this commission became a department within GSOBT. In this role, the commission - along with assistance from both cities – works to bring quality sporting events to Alabama’s Gulf Coast. To learn more about a whole different state of play, please visit


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