TEMPE, Ariz. — Arizona State University and Sun Devil Athletics today announced that construction is already underway of a new Sun Devil Beach Volleyball facility, which will host university and community events and serve as the home for the Sand Devils. Located north of the Sun Devil Soccer/Lacrosse Stadium and east of Farrington Softball Stadium, it will be ready in spring 2022.
The Sun Devil Beach Volleyball Facility was designed by Lloyd Sports + Engineering and is being built by Woodruff Construction. It will have four full courts fit to host NCAA beach volleyball competition and is on track to be ready to host beginning in the 2022 season.
“We are thrilled that the construction of this project, a collaboration between the University (EOSS) and Sun Devil Athletics, is under way,” Vice President for University Athletics Ray Anderson said. “This is yet another example of how our university departments work together to greatly benefit all students, while delivering a championship-caliber facility that will elevate our beach volleyball program in terms of recruiting, athletic development, and performance.”
With flexible seating, fans can bring their beach chairs to watch the action. The courts will also be available to host open tournaments, intramural sports and other events and activities.
“We couldn’t be more excited to have our home courts on campus,” head coach Brad Keenan said. “This would not be possible without the support of the university and our administration. The new courts show our administration’s commitment to the team’s success and will certainly help in recruiting future high-level student-athletes. We believe the design and sand that will be in the new facility will generate a true home-court advantage for us.”
The Sand Devils have been playing at PERA Club in Tempe since beach volleyball’s inception at Arizona State back in 2014. Since the program began, ASU has practiced and hosted games at the facility.
“We’d be remiss if we didn’t take this opportunity to thank our great friends at PERA Club for their tremendous support and hospitality over the past eight years,” said Scott Nelson, Senior Associate Athletics Director, Executive Director of the Sun Devil Club. “Their longstanding support of Sun Devil Athletics and the Sun Devil Club was never more evident than when they opened their doors to our Sand Devils in 2014. We can’t thank them enough and we look forward to continuing our longstanding relationship moving forward.”
In the fast-growing sport, ASU makes a big step by having a facility to host on campus. The Sun Devils are one of nine teams in the Pac-12 with a beach volleyball program.
Follow along for updates on Twitter and Instagram (@SunDevilBeachVB). To help contribute to the program and the needs of the facility, head to the Sun Devil Club website.