Volleyball Grand Prix

Tickets on Sale for Women’s Volleyball Grand Prix,
July 21-23 at the Richmond Olympic Oval

Welcome Members of the Women’s National Team to their New Training Home!

RICHMOND, BC – FIVB World Grand Prix – one of the premier international tournaments for women’s volleyball – will take place at the Richmond Olympic Oval, in Richmond, BC from July 21 to July 23. The city will host six matches among four teams in Group 2 – Canada, Germany, Peru and Czech Republic.

This will likely be the only chance for Canadians to see this calibre of women’s volleyball on home soil, as the tournament’s format will change and be re-branded in 2018.

It’s also the first year for the women’s team in its new BC-based home at the Richmond Olympic Oval and with a new coaching staff, headed by Marcello Abbondanza of Italy.


Prices start from only $12 (youth group pricing). For more details, please see this direct link to purchase tickets http://wgp2017.brownpapertickets.com/. Group rates apply to orders of 10 or more when you order online.


July 21, 2017
6.10pm – Canada vs Germany
8.10pm – Peru vs Czech Republic

July 22, 2017
12.40pm – Canada vs Peru
2.40pm – Czech Republic vs Germany

July 23, 2017
12.40pm – Canada vs Czech Republic
2.40pm – Germany vs Peru

For more information on international volleyball, see www.fivb.com. For more on our women’s team, see www.volleyball.ca. (Please note the roster for 2017 has not yet been determined).


Volleyball Grand Prix Parking / Getting to the Venue

Please note that on-site parking will be extremely limited on July 21-23 and we are encouraging ticket holders to plan ahead! Tips for getting to Richmond Oval:

  1. Take the Canada Line! Richmond Olympic Oval is an easy 8-minute walk from the Lansdowne Canada Line stop.
  2. Ride your bike. Bike parking is available at the Richmond Olympic Oval. Please use a durable lock.
  3. Carpool. If you must drive, leave plenty of time to find parking and getting into the venue. Free parking is available at the City of Richmond Works Yard at 5599 Lynas Lane.  This lot will be serviced by a continuous (and free) shuttle service, leaving every 15 minutes from the Works Yard and the Oval. Please refer to the map below for more information on parking and our free shuttle service.

About Grand Prix

There are 32 countries participating in FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix in 2017 – up from 28 last year. The format of the competition remains unchanged in 2017 with the 32 teams split into three groups. Canada is competing in Group 2 with 11 other teams – the top four after three rounds of play will qualify to the finals. The preliminary round of Group 2 will take place over three weeks including July 7-9 (Argentina), July 14-16 (Puerto Rico) and July 21-23 (Canada) with the finals taking place from July 28 to 30 in the Czech Republic.

About the Richmond Olympic Oval

The Richmond Olympic Oval and its Community Legacy Program provide sport, health and fitness activities, skill development pathways and role-model leadership to all ages and skill levels, contributing to the improved health and wellness of the community and to the international success of athletes wearing the maple leaf. The Oval is the proud training home of the Women’s National Volleyball Team.

Media Contacts:

Jackie Skender
Director of Communications | Directrice des communications
Tel: 613-748-5681 x 226
Mobile: 613-794-7676