FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

Site A - 1st Round

Nagoya - Nagoya Nippongaishi Hall


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.

Capacity: 8,000



Site B - 2nd Round

Tokyo - Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium


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.

Capacity: 10,000


Hosting Country


Nagoya and Tokyo welcome FIVB Women's World Grand Champions Cup

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.