Jan 22 2020

Lincoln Keeps State Volleyball, Unified Bowling Through 2024


On Thursday, January 23, the Lincoln Convention & Visitors Bureau won the bid to keep the Nebraska School Activities Association (NSAA) State Volleyball Championships and Unified Bowling State Championships in Lincoln for the next five years.
Lincoln was awarded the five-year bid to host the state tournaments from 2020 through 2024, putting forth a proposal that features Pinnacle Bank Arena, Bob Devaney Sports Center and Lincoln Public Schools venues across the city for volleyball, and Sun Valley Lanes for bowling.

“Lincoln truly offers an unmatched atmosphere for its athletes and we believe that Lincoln remains the very best place in Nebraska to host state championship athletic events,” said Jeff Maul, executive director of the Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau. “We offer the amenities necessary to stage championship competition, while also making our guests to Lincoln feel right at home.”
“The successes of previous years have made our city one that the NSAA feels comfortable in staging one of its biggest events in. We work every day to uphold that trust and put on the best show for attendees, which is made possible by the tremendous work of our volunteers and others throughout the city that make this experience so accommodating to everyone involved,” added Maul.

The Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau takes the lead for the City of Lincoln and partners with the Lincoln Public Schools, the University of Nebraska and the ASM Global-managed Pinnacle Bank Arena to make a compelling case for hosting high schools sports in Lincoln.

Lincoln has hosted the NSAA State Volleyball Championships since 2014 and has boasted an increase in attendance of nearly 10,000 since the state tournaments returned to Lincoln.

“With two of the best competition facilities located within ten minutes of one another, an entertainment district that continues to thrive and wonderful city high schools, Lincoln has demonstrated how community partnerships make for the best visitor experience possible for athletes, family and fans,” added Maul.

The NSAA State Unified Bowling state championships will continue to be held at Sun Valley Lanes, where they have been contested since their inaugural tournament in 2016.
“You will be hard-pressed to find a better experience across the country when it comes to championship competition at the high school level and it’s because of the investment of time, energy and resources that Lincoln puts into making these state championship events a success.”