This February, the City of Fort Lauderdale will play host to 32 of the world’s best male and female beach volleyball teams, including the heroes from this past summer’s Olympic Games in Rio. The last time the Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series visited Fort Lauderdale was to kick off the Swatch Major Series and open up the 2017 FIVB World Tour. Prior to that Fort Lauderdale Beach played host to the 2015 Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals.
The six-day tournament will last from February 27 – March 4, and will once again feature days packed with non-stop competition and remarkable night matches under the lights for the fans that visit the Red Bull Beach Arena.
Come February, fans can once again take advantage of VIP tickets and experiences including athlete-hosted charity events and high-end hospitality. Free admission for walkups will also be available, but will be first come first serve since many of the marquee matchups and night matches will see seats fill up fast. Spectators will also be able to hang out at Beach Village, a beachside area surrounding the stadium that will welcome fans with attractions, food trucks and parties.
This year’s competition is sure to be fierce when dozens of the beach volleyball’s most iconic and exciting duos try to bump, set and spike their way to gold medals.
In 2017 it was a Brazilian-only affair atop the podium in Fort Lauderdale as upstarts Álvaro Filho/Saymon Barbosa (BRA) took the men’s gold and female beach volleyball legends Larissa/Talita won the women’s tournament. The American players will try and improve upon their 2017 showing that had Fort Lauderdale native Nick Lucena and his partner Phil “The Thin Beast” Dalhausser win bronze.
No matter what teams end up playing during finals weekend, the city of Fort Lauderdale can expect an incredible six days of world-class athleticism and electrifying stadium atmosphere, with the opportunity to catch all the action in style from the VIP area.
Tickets are now on sale. Visit www.swatchmajorseries.com for updates, ticket information and other news as we get ready for the 2018 Swatch Major Series.