The Nagoya Nippongaishi Hall will host the first
round women's matches (Nov. 12-13). Nagoya, with a population of over 2 million, is the
core city of Japan's central region and has flourished since the Edo era
(1603-1868). It is a sister city to Los Angeles and Sydney. Nippon
Gaishi Hall is best known as the site of the annual Nagoya Grand Sumo
tournament and is easily accessible from Nagoya Station.
Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium is the “B” venue of the women’s matches (Nov. 15-17) and was used in the 1964 Olympics. It was completely rebuilt in the early 1990s under the supervision of architect Fumihiko Maki, who gave the building its futuristic design. It is the venue for a number of major sporting events.
The FIVB Women's World Grand Champions Cup Open will run from November 12 to 17, 2013 in the cities of Nagoya and Tokyo in Japan. Japan has hosted the World Grand Champions Cup since the first edition in 1993, which the host county is always qualified for. Volleyball occupies place of pride in Japan. All the Japanese fans are ready to give their full support to the participating teams.