|Dates||Phase||Site A||Site B|
|November 4-6||Round 1||Hiroshima||Nagano|
|November 8-9||Round 2||Hiroshima||Toyama|
|November 11-13||Round 3||Sapporo||Okayama|
|November 16-18||Round 4||Tokyo||Tokyo|
Nagano Prefecture is known for its mountains – many higher than
2,500m – and is nicknamed “the Roof of Japan". White Ring was
used for figure skating and short-track speedskating at the 1998
Winter Olympics, and has hosted the FIVB World Cup twice before
(1999 and 2003), as well as the FIVB World Championships (2006).
City Gymnasium has a strong relationship with the World Cup,
having hosted World Cup games in 2003 and 2007. Built in 2002,
the gymnasium is just a five-minute walk from Toyama Station,
ensuring that plenty of volleyball enthusiasts from central
Japan and elsewhere will have the opportunity to visit Toyama.
Arena is located in the coastal region of Okayama on the south
coast of Honshu, the main island of Japan. It has previously
hosted a number of national volleyball events including a group
in the 2010 World Grand Prix Preliminary Round.
Metropolitan Gymnasium is the “B” venue for the fourth round of
women’s matches 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.
Sun Plaza is a world-class multipurpose hall built in 1985. The
international “Peace City” of Hiroshima has produced many famous
volleyball players, such as Katsutoshi Nekoda who won gold with
the Japan men’s team at the Munich Olympics in 1972. Hiroshima
will be hosting the World Cup for the ninth time.
Hiroshima Sun Plaza is a world-class multipurpose hall built in
1985. The international “Peace City” of Hiroshima has produced
many famous volleyball players, such as Katsutoshi Nekoda who
won gold with the Japan men’s team at the Munich Olympics in
1972. Hiroshima will be hosting the World Cup for the ninth
Prefectural Sports Centre is located in Toyohira-ku, Sapporo,
and will host the World Cup for the sixth time this year,
including the women’s tournament for a fourth time. Sapporo is
the capital city of Hokkaido and the fifth biggest city in
house the swimming competitions at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, the
spectacular Yoyogi Gymnasium features a unique, high-tension
suspension roof. It has held many volleyball competitions,
including the 2010 Women’s World Championship final and is
designated as one of the 100 architectural landmarks of Tokyo.