Despite a challenging year that has included navigating the pandemic as well as a hurricane, Foley, Alabama, is set to host the Sun Belt Conference Women’s Volleyball Championship, November 18–22. It will mark the first collegiate volleyball tournament hosted by Foley Sports Tourism at the Foley Event Center.

“It has been an unprecedented year in sports,” said Sun Belt Assistant Commissioner Spencer Dodd. “The Sun Belt Conference wanted to make sure every student athlete had the opportunity to play in the safest conditions possible. We knew that FST would work closely with us to find the latest equipment and best practices to achieve that goal. Even with the COVID-19 protocols we have in place to keep our athletes safe, we knew that FST would also go above and beyond to make them feel welcomed and excited to play.”

The tournament will feature 12 teams participating in pool play with direct elimination matches until a champion is crowned on November 22. All matches in the tournament will be streamed live on ESPN+.

“We have been lucky enough to host the Sun Belt Women’s Soccer Championship for many years and always want to give coaches a reason to look forward to coming back,” said David Thompson, Foley director of recreation and sports tourism. “The volleyball championship allows us to share all that Foley has to offer with a new set of visitors. We want to not only provide our top-notch hospitality, but also information on hosting tournaments, games, and camps at our facilities in the future.”