Volleyball World sold over 24,000 tickets for the Women’s Volleyball Nations League (VNL) week three pool six matches in Thailand during the first 24 hours of sales.
Matches begin today (Tuesday) with Thailand taking on the Netherlands and Croatia vs Canada, followed by Japan vs Turkey and Brazil vs Italy on June 28. Thailand will then play Turkey, with Croatia also facing the Netherlands and Brazil taking on Canada on June 29.
June 30 will see Canada take on Italy and the Netherlands face Japan, as well as Brazil vs Turkey. Thailand will then face Japan, Italy will take on Croatia and the Netherlands will play Canada on July 1. The final day on July 2 will see Croatia take on Turkey, Italy play Japan and Thailand face Brazil.
The remaining countries are set to play their pool five matches in South Korea.
Volleyball World is a partnership between the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) and private equity firm CVC Capital Partners.
The success of the ticket sales has demonstrated the growth in volleyball’s popularity in Thailand in recent years, with Volleyball World reporting a fanbase of over 27.2 million supporters.
Due to the demand for tickets, a second wave of tickets has been released for purchase in Thailand.
The Women’s Nations League has been taking place since May 30 and will run until July 16. Pool matches are held across seven different venues in seven different countries, featuring 16 national teams.
During week one of the competition, pool games were played in Turkey and Japan, while week two saw games take place in Hong Kong and Brazil. Week three pool games are being played in South Korea and Thailand.
Preliminary rounds will also take place across these six countries. The final round will be held in Arlington, Texas in the US.