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US Grand Slam 2003
Los Angeles, September 18-21
Welcome back to Los
For the first time since the 1997 World Championship, the SWATCH FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour returns to Los Angeles, California for a ground breaking US$300,000 event in a spectacular venue at California State University.
The Los Angeles Grand Slam signals a return for the World Tour to America following a ground breaking agreement between the FIVB and the AVP and for this special occasion it is pure red carpet treatment. A state-of-the-art, multi-sport complex featuring a 27,000-seat soccer stadium - the new home of the MLS Los Angeles Galaxy and the U.S. Soccer Federation - a 13,000-seat tennis stadium, a 20,000-seat track & field stadium and facilities for cycling and basketball will welcome all of the Beach Volleyball stars of today.
An inspirational venue amongst the sporting elite, one which has the set up to provide the perfect stage for the World Tour athletes as they endeavor to claim the final Grand Slam of the year before heading to Brazil for the World Championship. Of course, if any team has won the other three Grand Slams in Berlin, Marseille or Klagenfurt already this year, victory here will seal their spot in Beach Volleyball history as Grand Slam Champions.
The mixture of a Grand Slam event in September in Los Angeles is the perfect recipe for success. Packed stands and passionate crowds baking in the mid 20 degree temperatures under a golden sun will watch a royal battle unfold in front of them and with Disneyland, Universal Studios and Knotts Berry Farm all not far away there is one thing for sure. Entertainment is definitely on the cards come September.
1 Guilherme Marques-Rogerio Para (BRA)
2 Canyon Ceman-Mike Whitmarsh (USA)
3 Dain Blanton-Kent Steffes, (USA)