Volleyball Nations League Finals: World class volleyball in Turin again
The format of the Finals is simple: two groups of three teams each will decide the four semifinalists. The PalaAlpitour Arena in Turin is ready to welcome the “Azzurri”, led by coach Gianlorenzo “Chicco” Blengini, with a capacity of 13,000 seats in one of the most modern indoor sports facilities in Europe.
I am delighted that volleyball is once again returning to Turin. A city famous all over the world for its passionate sports fans, we have already seen the incredible atmosphere that Italian volleyball supporters create. The VNL is a revolutionary event that puts fans at the heart of the action, and I have no doubt that the Men’s finals will be an unforgettable experience for the athletes, coaches and fans.
Paolo Bellino, CEO of RCS Sport, said:
“Volleyball is one of the most practiced sports in Italy, by both women and men, and the Italian volleyball teams are among the most successful in international competitions. In this Olympic year, it is an honour for us to gather the best teams in the World in Torino, and it will provide the perfect stage for the Italian fans to cheer on their team, ahead of the challenge for the Gold medal in Tokyo.
“In Torino, as well as across the whole Region of Piemonte, volleyball has a large fan base, and the VNL has the potential to capture the attention of the whole world for five very exciting days.
Pietro Bruno Cattaneo, President of the Italian Volleyball Federation (FIPAV), stated:
“The Italian Volleyball Federation happily welcomes the 2020 VNL Men's Finals to Torino. I am sure that the major city of Piemonte and the PalaAlpitour Arena will be up to the task: we all remember the incredible success of the 2018 World Championship in terms of attendance and atmosphere. It was an edition that was remarkable for warm welcoming and organisation, and I have no doubt that we will see the same success in 2020.”
Alberto Cirio, Governor of Region Piemonte, alongside Deputy for Sport Activities, Fabrizio Ricca, said:
“I am very proud to have the 2020 VNL Men's Finals in Torino: it's been less than two years since we hosted the Final Six of the World Championship in the PalaAlpitour, and I can clearly remember the thrilling atmosphere and the enthusiasm of my fellow citizens. I am positive that they will feel the same next July. Torino will, as usual, work hard to grant a perfect experience to all the teams and the fans, as a widely recognised capital city of sports always does.
“Torino is a place where talent is nourished and great events reach their full potential, thanks to the solid base of community values that accompanies us towards the future. I want to thank in advance the many people who will make the 2020 VNL Men's Finals possible.”
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