COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sept. 25, 2020) – USA Volleyball announced today that its Women’s and Men’s Indoor National Teams will continue to train and be based in the same Anaheim, Calif., location as they have been through September 2021.
The building, formerly operated by the American Sports Center (ASC), is a 242,000 square-foot facility where the teams have been preparing to compete for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, which were postponed to the summer of 2021.
In August, ASC terminated its lease with the building owners due to the financial impact of COVID-19 and terminated its sublease with USA Volleyball. A new tenant was identified and USAV came to an agreement allowing the U.S. teams to continue training in a portion of the facility. USA Volleyball will continue to have use of its offices, strength, conditioning and medical facilities as well as 12 volleyball courts until after the Tokyo Olympic Games, scheduled for July 23-Aug. 8, 2021.
“We are excited to be able to seamlessly train in our existing facility in Anaheim though next year’s Olympic Games,” said USA Volleyball President and CEO Jamie Davis. “Our teams’ training for the Olympic Games has already been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic and looking for a new training facility in an Olympic year would have been daunting.”
The U.S. Men’s National Team moved to the ASC from Colorado Springs in 2006 and the U.S. Women’s Team followed in 2009. USA Volleyball’s teams qualified for the Tokyo Olympics in August 2019, which is the earliest in 31 years that both the women and men have qualified for the Games.