FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, July 9th, 2021
PEACOCK & NBC SPORTS PRESENT LIVE COVERAGE OF AVP’S 2021 SEASON BEGINNING AUGUST 13-15 IN ATLANTA
Final Two AVP Pro Events Wrap-up 2021 Season with Manhattan Beach Open (Aug. 20-22) and Chicago Open (Sept. 3-5)
All Matches Live on Peacock, NBCSN to Present Highlight Show of Each Event
STAMFORD, Conn. – July 9, 2021 – Beach volleyball’s best debut on Peacock this summer as the AVP returns to NBC Sports with live coverage of their 2021 season, beginning in Atlanta from August 13-15. Feature matches from all three tournaments will be presented live on Peacock, with NBCSN televising highlight shows in the days following each tournament’s conclusion. Fans can sign up for Peacock here.
This summer’s AVP tournaments across Peacock and NBC Sports include stops in Manhattan Beach, Calif. from August 20-22 and Chicago, Ill. from September 3-5. The AVP Tournaments are the latest addition to Peacock’s expansive sports programming with upcoming live sports coverage on the service including the Tour de France, Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, Premier Lacrosse League, INDYCAR,
The AVP Pro tour features beach volleyball’s top players, including the top two Olympic ranked women’s teams — Americans April Ross and Alix Klineman and Canadians Sarah Pavan and Melissa Humana-Paredes, as well as first-time, and youngest USA beach Olympians, Kelly Claes and Sarah Sponcil. The men’s side is expected to be highlighted by four-time Olympian Jake Gibb and his partner Taylor Crabb, as well as four-time Olympian and gold medalist Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena.
Peacock and NBC Sports’ AVP coverage this summer:
|Aug. 13-15||Atlanta, Ga.||Peacock (LIVE)|
|Aug. 20-22||Manhattan Beach, Calif.||Peacock (LIVE)|
|Sept. 3-5||Chicago, Ill.||Peacock (LIVE)|
|Sun., Aug. 15||Atlanta, Ga.||NBCSN*|
|Wed., Aug. 25||Manhattan Beach, Calif.||NBCSN*|
|Thurs., Sept. 9||Chicago, Ill.||NBCSN*|
About the AVP
Powered by some of the most dynamic and elite athletes in the world, the Association of Volleyball Professionals is the premier professional beach volleyball organization and longest-running domestic beach volleyball tour in the United States. Founded in 1983, the AVP has produced some of the world’s most beloved athletes, providing fans with unparalleled access to nail-biting matches on the sand. In 1996, beach volleyball became an official sport of the Olympic Games and the AVP proudly serves as the home court for Team USA’s Olympians.
Headquartered in southern California, the AVP operates a 3-tiered development system. AVPFirst, a 501(3)c youth program, is focused on creating healthy lifestyles and a lifelong connection to the sport by offering access to all. AVPNext is a developmental circuit providing athletes the opportunity to develop their skills and earn valuable AVP points to climb the rankings towards becoming a pro. The decorated AVP Pro tour is the gold standard in beach volleyball, with over 100 pro athletes competing for top prize money in front of over 120 million fans worldwide. Additionally, in an effort to grow the sport and celebrate those who love the game, AVP America leads a grassroots movement across the United States to curate thousands of events and matches for fans and players.
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