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The Seattle Sports Commission along with the University of Washington is extremely proud to host the 2013 NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship. The Championship begins on December 19th with the National Semifinal and culminates the 21st with the crowning of a National Champion! Both Semifinal matches along with the Championship will be played at KeyArena located at the foot of the Space Needle.

The entertainment options available within the city are immediately apparent upon arrival. Interested in the sights? Hop on the Monorail and zip between the heart of downtown and the Seattle Center. At the Seattle Center you’ll ascend the Space Needle, cheer on your team in KeyArena, and learn about the founding ideals behind popular music at the EMP. While you’re near KeyArena, be sure to take in arguably the best view of Seattle only blocks away at Kerry Park.

When you’re done exploring the Seattle Center, treat yourself to some downtown action. In the heart of Seattle find shopping that is second to none in the Pacific Northwest, and for a spectacular 360 degree view of the region the Columbia Tower Observation Deck is calling! Did we mention that the famed Pike Place Market is also steps away? Watch as seasoned fishermen toss around their fresh catch for a performance like none other, and then stroll down to the flagship store of Seattle’s very own Starbucks Coffee!

Feel free to take a breather at one of these fantastic hotels, but don’t fret for too long, there’s more to do. Just below Pike Place Market is the Seattle waterfront on the banks of the Puget Sound, where you can ride the Great Wheel, dive into the Aquarium, or enjoy a quick trip on our ever-scenic ferry system to a number of nearby islands!

The vast amount of activities are yours for the taking, but if you need a little help, feel free to stop in to our Visitors Center located in the Convention Center on 7th Avenue and Pike Street. They’ll direct you to wherever you want to go; that is, if a Downtown Ambassador doesn’t find you first!

Hope you’re excited, because we sure are. For more information on the Championship click here and be sure to stay up to date on the full 64-team field when the committee makes their selections in early December. The top four teams in the country are headed to Seattle, and what a great destination it is!

About Visit Seattle:
Visit Seattle, a private, nonprofit marketing organization, has served as Seattle/King County’s official destination marketing organization (DMO) for more than 50 years. The goal of these marketing efforts is to enhance the employment opportunities and economic prosperity of the region. For more information, visit visitseattle.org.

Seattle Sports Commission
The Seattle Sports Commission (SSC), a division of Visit Seattle, is committed to making Seattle a world-class sports community. Sports can bring the world to Seattle and bring our region together. A strong sports culture can strengthen local businesses, local kids, and local pride. seattlesports.org

University of Washington
Washington Athletics inspires champions on the field and in the classroom. Like the region and world-class University we represent, we choose to lead by example. We are committed to the belief that anything is possible. In sport and in life, who we are is why we win. It is the Washington Way. gohuskies.com

KeyArena at Seattle Center
Home to the WNBA’s Seattle Storm, Seattle University Men’s Basketball and the Rat City Rollergirls, KeyArena at Seattle Center also hosts entertainment’s most acclaimed talent from music’s biggest stars to popular family shows. Since its opening in 1995, KeyArena has hosted entertainment's biggest names such as: Pearl Jam, Celine Dion, Elton John, Metallica, Jay-Z, Garth Brooks, George Strait, Aerosmith, Simon & Garfunkel, Madonna, Jimmy Buffet, the UFC, and countless others. KeyArena has entertained thousands of families with shows from The Harlem Globetrotters, Disney On Ice, WWE, NCAA and NBA Finals. keyarena.com

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