INDIANAPOLIS – Tickets for the 2016 NCAA National Collegiate Beach Volleyball Championship went on sale at noon Eastern time Thursday, March 3. The inaugural championship will take place May 6-8 at the Gulf Shores Public Beach in Gulf Shores, Alabama. The eight-team championship will be hosted by the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the city of Gulf Shores and the Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Sports Commission.

All-session general admission tickets, courtside seating and The NCAA Experience tickets will be available for purchase exclusively online at NCAA.com/beachvolleyball.  

“Beach volleyball championship time is finally here,” said Marilyn Moniz-Kaho’ohanohano, chair of the NCAA Women’s Beach Volleyball Committee and associate athletics director at the University of Hawaii, Manoa. “The inaugural championship is just two months away, and with history in the making, we hope all the beach volleyball families, players, fans and enthusiasts will join us in Gulf Shores to see the very best in collegiate competition.”

The National Collegiate Beach Volleyball Championship is the NCAA’s 90th and newest national championship. Beach volleyball is the fastest-growing NCAA sport with 56 sponsoring schools. The beach volleyball championship will become the 45th NCAA championship administered for women. The university and Gulf Shores also have been chosen as the hosts of the 2017 championship, which will be May 5-7.

For more information on the National Collegiate Beach Volleyball Championship, log on to NCAA.com/beachvolleyball.