Cape Girardeau’s Show Me Center To Host MSHSAA
Volleyball Championships Through 2014
COLUMBIA, MO. –
The Missouri State High School Activities Association announced Wednesday that
its Girls Volleyball Championships will move to Cape Girardeau’s
Show Me Center, beginning in November 2011.
The 36-year-old championship has been held at Municipal Auditorium in
Kansas City the previous three years.
Prior to being held in Kansas City, the championship was played
exclusively on the campus of the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg
The Show Me Center is a multipurpose facility located on the campus of
Southeast Missouri State University. Since opening its doors in 1987 this joint
project between the City of Cape Girardeau and the State of Missouri has
matured into a regional facility serving the 250,000 residents of Southeast
Missouri, Southern Illinois, and Western Kentucky. The Show Me Center, which annually
hosts 250 meeting room and 160 arena events, is an entertainment, meeting, and
Consisting of a 7,000-seat arena, three concourses and six meeting
rooms, the Show Me Center was designed with flexibility in mind. Telescopic
lower level arena seating allows for a wide assortment of arena configurations
and ease in changeover from event to event. With its retractable seating, the
arena can be transformed into a 32,000 square foot exhibit hall in mere hours.
Not only can large arena events take place on successive evenings, but the
building’s design allows for multiple events to take place simultaneously.
The tournament’s format will remain the same, featuring two competition
courts for Friday’s round-robin semifinals and one playing court for Saturday’s
championship and third-place matches. All told, 24 matches are played on Friday
to determine the matchups for Saturday’s four third-place and four championship
matches. Sixteen teams -- four teams in each of the MSHSAA’s four volleyball classifications
-- advance to the championship site each year.