Adelaide to host world’s largest beach volleyball comp in 2025


Adelaide will host the FIVB World Beach Volleyball Championships in November 2025 marking the first time the event will be held in Australia.

The courts at Memorial Drive will be transformed with about 1000 cubic metres of sand to host the event which is expected to attract around 1000 sportspeople and more than 11,000 spectators from interstate, and more than 6000 from overseas.

“The World Championship will expose South Australia to the world, an opportunity to show millions exactly what our beautiful state has to offer,” said Premier Peter Malinauskas.

The bid win was led by Leon Bignell, chair of the Major Events Attraction Committee, who met with senior executives of world volleyball in Switzerland last year to push South Australia’s capability to host the event.

“These events don’t just come to us, we have to get out there and fight hard to secure them,” he told The Advertiser.