Salt Lake City

Mayor to Dedicate Liberty Beach Volleyball Court Renovation


August 12, 2013
Contact: Art Raymond

Mayor to Dedicate Liberty Beach Volleyball Court Renovation
SALT LAKE CITY – In advance of Salt Lake City’s first-ever hosting of an Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) beach volleyball tour stop, Mayor Ralph Becker and Public Services Director Rick Graham invite the public and media representatives to attend a dedication of a donated renovation of the beach volleyball courts at Liberty Park, 900 South and 700 East, on Tuesday, August 13 at 10:30 a.m.

The new courts will be constructed to Olympic competition standards using materials donated by local contractor Staker Parson and the AVP. The courts will be utilized during the upcoming three-day AVP event, Aug. 16-18, featuring 32 men’s and women’s professional beach volleyball teams competing on multiple courts, including a temporary stadium court in the center of Liberty Park.

Staker Parson will donate 1,800 tons of sand. Professional net systems will be provided free of charge by AVP. The new courts will be open and available to the public and may also be the future site of University of Utah PAC-12 beach volleyball events.

“With a proven track record for supporting Olympic and professional sporting events, Salt Lake City will provide a welcoming and enthusiastic audience,” said Mayor Becker. “The 2012 London summer games were a showcase for beach volleyball competition – this weekend’s event at Liberty Park will be a chance for our City to experience the excitement of the sport in person.”

Mayor Becker will join AVP Managing Partner Donald Sun, Staker Parson Co-Owner Scott Parson and AVP Salt Lake City Open Director Frank Tusieseina in the dedication ceremony. Also, Utah native and former Olympian Jake Gibb and team partner (and former BYU superstar) Casey Patterson will be practicing nearby and will likely be available for interviews at the event.

For further information on the AVP tour stop in Salt Lake City, visit

EVENT:        Dedication of Liberty Park Beach Volleyball Court Renovation

WHO:        Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker
                 Donald Sun, AVP Managing Partner
                 Frank Tusieseina, AVP Salt Lake City Open Director
                 Representatives from local government and athletic groups

WHEN:        Tuesday, August 13
                   10:30 a.m.

WHERE:    Liberty Park
                900 South and 700 East
               (Courts located on northeast side of park)