HCC will debut its new sports courts this President’s Day weekend when it hosts the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Honolulu Grand Prix women’s volleyball tournament in the Kamehameha Exhibit Hall from 18th to 20th February. The tournament has 1,000 women athletes, ages 12 to 18 years, from the mainland U.S. and Hawaii taking part in the competition.
The fully portable sports courts can accommodate simultaneously up to 28 regulation volleyball and badminton matches, 18 high school basketball games, or 11 futsal (indoor soccer) competitions. HCC also has acquired a regulation NBA-approved basketball court with a solid wood floor. The usage of the courts support the Hawaii Tourism Authority’s sports marketing efforts to attract more global amateur and professional events to the State.
In addition to volleyball, badminton, basketball and futsal, HCC’s sports courts can accommodate tournaments and events for wresting, gymnastics, martial arts, dance, cheerleading, group fitness activities and table tennis. Elevated seating can be added for spectators.
HCC’s sports courts provides the Meet Hawai‘i sales team with the capability to strategically capitalise on the lucrative sports events market with group events, while positioning HCC as the State’s newest venue to attract events, teams and fans from domestic and international markets.