Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Sports Commission, along with the City of Gulf Shores and the University of Alabama at Birmingham, hosted the NCAA Beach Volleyball Championship May 5-7 at Gulf Place Beach in front of the Hangout.
Eight top teams from around the country competed for the title this year, with UCLA winning its second straight title with a sweep of rival USC. The tournament was televised on ESPN and its affiliated channels, showcasing the beauty and family-friendly nature of the area.
Contracted to be held in Gulf Shores through 2022, the 2020 championship is tentatively scheduled for May 1-3 — a fantastic time of year prior to the start of the summer season.
This is Meyer’s second year to work with ESPN in helping the network secure accommodations for its production teams.
“And this year they doubled the number of properties they rented for their production crew,” said Director of Business Development Sarah Kuzma. “Prior to ESPN, we worked with Turner Sports the two years that they covered the event. So we have been a major player (pun intended) from day one.”