FIVB - Women's Volleyball World Cup 2011
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The 12 best men's teams from all five continents will compete for the FIVB Volleyball Men's World Cup 2011 title across seven Japanese cities from November 20 to December 4. Volleyball occupies place of pride in Japan. All the Japanese fans are ready to give their full support to the best players of the planet, gathered in Japan to go for the gold medal a podium finish and to get a chance to compete at the London Olympic Games next year. The FIVB Volleyball Men's World Cup 2011 promises to be a great show.

Dates Phase Site A Site B
November 20-22 Round 1 Nagoya Kagoshima
November 24-25 Round 2 Osaka Kumamoto
November 27-29 Round 3 Fukuoka Hamamatsu
December 2-4 Round 4 Tokyo Tokyo

Site B - 1st Round
Kagoshima Arena, Kagoshima

Kagoshima Arena is based in the south-western city of the same name, which is on the island of Kyushu. The Arena was opened in 1992 and has a rich World Cup tradition having hosted the tournament three times previously in 1995, 1999 and 2003.

Capacity: 5,000

Site B - 2nd Round
Kumamoto Prefectural Gymnasium, Kumamoto

As a main sports facility of Kumamoto, Kumamoto Prefectural Gymnasium has hosted various international sports events. It is a well-equipped sports complex with various-sized gymnasiums, a meeting room, a gymnasium for children, an indoor swimming pool and a training room where everyone can easily enjoy fitness and sports.

Capacity: 7,000

Site B - 3rd Round
Hamamatsu Arena, Hamamatsu

Hamamatsu Arena in Shizuoka Prefecture opened in 1990 and is widely used as a venue for sporting events and music concerts, and is equipped with a high standard of acoustic and lighting facilities. Hamamatsu Arena is home to the Hamamatsu Higashi Mikawa Phoenix professional basketball team.

Capacity: 5,000

Site B - 4th Round
Tokyo Metropolitan Stadium, Tokyo

Tokyo 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.

Capacity: 5,000

Site A - 1st Round
Nippon Gaishi Hall, Nagoya

NNagoya, 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: 10,000

Site A - 2nd Round
Osaka Municipal Central Gymnasium, Osaka

Built with "harmony with nature" as its concept, Osaka Municipal Central Gymnasium resembles two green hills as a result of the trees that are planted on its roof. It is one of the world’s very few multi-purpose facilities that is built completely underground and serves as Osaka City's main entertainment venue.

Capacity: 8,200

Site A - 3rd Round
Marine Messe Fukuoka, Fukuoka

Fukuoka’s geographical advantage as the closest Japanese port to the Korean peninsula and China has enabled it to flourish as a centre for international exchange. Marine Messe Fukuoka is located in the port of Hakata just 2km from the business centre. The venue is host to a range of events, from sports to exhibitions.

Capacity: 15,000

Site A - 4th Round
Yoyogi National Stadium,

Built to 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.

Capacity: 12,000