Wednesday, November 16, 2016

XULA Nuggets' match vs. Saints moving to Convocation Center

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana — Xavier University of Louisiana announced Wednesday a venue change for its home match this weekend in the 2016 NAIA Volleyball National Championship Opening Round.

The Gold Nuggets (16-16) and Saints (30-11) will play at 4 p.m. Saturday in the Convocation Center (7900 Stroelitz St., New Orleans, La. 70125). The Convocation Center, which opened in 2012 and seats nearly 4,000 with all-chairback seating, is the primary home of XULA volleyball.

XULA previously announced that the match would be played on campus at its Fitness Center.

"Even with a full day of homecoming events on our campus this weekend, we felt that the volleyball match in the NAIA national tournament is a signature event," said Jason Horn, XULA director of athletics & recreation.

Tickets to the match will cost $5. Students of both universities and XULA faculty and staff will be admitted free. This is the first time that XULA will host an NAIA National Championship event on its campus.

Ed Cassiere, Sports Information Director

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