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Volleyball2001 Disney Conference Challenge

2001 Florida Volleyball
Conference Challenge

Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex
November 23-24, 2001

CONFERENCE CHALLENGE QUICK FACTS

The 1999 Gators from the
Florida Volleyball Conference
Challenge All-Tournament Team (L-R):
Jenny Whitehead, Alberta,
Heather Wright, Jenny Manz
and Jen Sanchez.

Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex has played host to the Florida Volleyball Conference Challenge for three years

1998 Florida, South Carolina, Washington, Washington State (Winner-Florida)
1999 Florida, Kentucky, South Florida, Marquette (Winner-Florida)
2000 Florida, Tennessee, Tulane, Cincinnati
2001 Florida, LSU, Notre Dame, Virginia Tech

What: A multi-million dollar international sports complex able to accommodate top-caliber training and competition, festival- and tournament-type events for more than 30 individual and team sports. Facilities are designed to make this the world's premier sports destination for athletes and spectators alike -- a place alive with the drama and exhilarating fun of sports 365 days a year. It includes classrooms, office space and media facilities and will serve as headquarters for sporting events taking place throughout the Walt Disney World Resort. Home of the only permanent version of the NFL Experience, an interactive football playground, the sports complex offers a variety of activity for everyone.
Where: On 200 acres of Walt Disney World property along the southern boundary near the intersection of Interstate 4 and U.S. 192 in Osceola County.
When:
  • Groundbreaking: Aug. 7, 1995
  • First Event: March 28, 1997
Who:
  • A broad spectrum of athletes, ranging from college teams to youth leagues, professionals to leisure-time amateurs and seniors, will be involved in a variety of athletic events as participants and spectators.
  • The Atlanta Braves made the complex their spring training home beginning in 1998. The complex also hosts the Braves' Gulf Coast Rookie League and Instructional League activities.
  • The Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) annually conducts more than 30 championship events at the sports complex.
  • The Harlem Globetrotters have made the complex their training site. An annual holiday season series has also become a new tradition for the Globetrotters at Walt Disney World Resort.
  • In February 1998, the Official All Star Cafe opened its newest sports-theme restaurant at the complex.
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