AVP, Inc., a lifestyle sports entertainment company focused on professional beach volleyball, today announces the return of the indoor beach volleyball national tour with the 2009 AVP Crocs Hot Winter Nights Indoor Tour. Each event will consist of eight AVP athletes including members of Team USA's Olympic beach volleyball team, current AVP Crocs Tour superstars and other nationally renown beach volleyball pros.
"We are thrilled to be able to continue to bring world-class beach volleyball to all corners of the United States," said Leonard Armato, CEO and commissioner of the AVP Crocs Tour and AVP Crocs Hot Winter Nights Tour. "We are excited about the new venues on the tour this year, and so pleased to return to others."
Driven by the nationwide popularity of the AVP Crocs Tour, the 2009 AVP Crocs Hot Winter Nights Indoor Tour, in partnership with AEG, will kick off January 15, 2009 and run through February 21. The Tour will bring the excitement of an AVP beach volleyball tournament (including Olympians past and present) indoors. Each stop will consist of a three-hour round robin tournament, as well as an indoor beach party.
Taking place during the dead of winter, the Hot Winter Nights Tour brings the beach (including over 200 tons of sand) and the most popular and talented players on the AVP Crocs Tour to arenas in snowbound cities all over the United States. Fans will experience the best of the best competing against each other at every event while taking a break from the gloomy weather outdoors.
AVP HOT WINTER NIGHTS 2009 SCHEDULE
Jan. 15 - Albany, NY - Times Union Center
Jan. 16 - Fairfax, VA - Patriot Center
Jan. 17 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
Jan. 22 - Grand Rapids, MI - Van Andel Arena
Jan. 23 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center
Jan. 24 - Indianapolis, IN - Conseco Fieldhouse
Jan. 29 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Center
Jan. 30 - Omaha, NE - Qwest Center
Jan. 31 - Cedar Falls, IA - McLeod Center
Feb. 5 - Columbus, OH - Nationwide Arena
Feb. 6 - St. Louis, MO - Scottrade Center
Feb. 7 - Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena
Feb. 12 - Portland, OR - Rose Quarter
Feb. 14 - Salt Lake City, UT - E Center
Feb. 19 - Reading, PA - Sovereign Center
* Additional dates to follow