NCAA Beach Volleyball Championship Gulf Shores, AL

Top 3 Things to Know About the 2020 NCAA Beach Volleyball Championship

May 1-3 in Gulf Shores, AL

The 2020 National Collegiate Beach Volleyball Championship is returning to the beaches of Gulf Shores for a weekend of action-packed competition by some of the country’s top student-athletes. From May1-3, eight elite beach volleyball teams will battle it out on our sugar-white sand until there’s only one team left standing on the beach.

Below are the top three things you should know about the NCAA Beach Volleyball Championship:

Championship Schedule
  • April 30: Open practice day; free to public
  • May 1: First round of elimination bracket
  • May 2: Second and third rounds of elimination bracket; third round of championship bracket
  • May 3: Final match of elimination bracket; national championship time TBD
How to Purchase Tickets

With a variety of ticket options available, there are plenty of opportunities for you to experience this fantastic sporting event.

For the full experience, fans can purchase NCAA Experience All-Session tickets for $225 and watch the competition from the comfort of a covered, elevated platform with views of the three championship courts. Complimentary snacks, water and Coca-Cola products will be available, as well as a cash bar.

Other ticket options:

  • Courtside Seating All-Session tickets are $80 and include admission to all matches played Friday, Saturday and the championship on Sunday. Courtside seating is based on availability and is first come, first served on courts 1-3 and beach chair seating on courts 4 and 5.
  • General Admission All-Session tickets are $50 and include admission to all matches played Friday, Saturday and the championship on Sunday. Bleacher seating is based on availability. You can also bring your own beach towel.
  • Courtside day passes are available for $40/day. Courtside seating is first come, first served.

Tickets for this year’s event are already on sale. We recommend purchasing your passes in advance. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the NCAA website.

Things to Bring or Leave at Home

Get prepared for your championship experience by being in-the-know on admittance rules.


  • Small backpacks (subject to search)
  • Beach towel
  • Sunscreen

Leave at home:

  • Chairs, tents and hammocks
  • Umbrellas
  • Outside food and beverage (food and drinks available on site)
  • Coolers and glass
  • Drones, video cameras and professional photo equipment

Extend your 2020 National Collegiate Beach Volleyball Championship weekend and stay for the week! Lodging specials make it easy to enjoy the competition and get in plenty of R&R.

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