No TV for USA vs Brazil women's matches at SSC

currently there are no plans for telecasts of the match.

There may be radio. Not sure of that.

As of today (6-9) 1100 tickets have been sold for July 11 match, 1200 for July 12 match.



  1. LC June 9, 2014 6:03 pm

    not great ticket sale numbers so far but fortunately still plenty of time left.

  2. Cindy Luis June 9, 2014 6:06 pm

    yep, over a month away. was thrown by USAV’s tweet that sales were brisk.
    The Pyramid sold out at 5,000 for the men last week.
    these were numbers from the box office mid-afternoon Monday. tickets have only been on sale for a week there since it was closed until June 2.

  3. man eating apple June 9, 2014 8:21 pm

    No TV! God forbid that people be given a good opportunity to watch quality volleyball. Volleyball can continue living in the “shrouded glory” that it has always enjoyed. One of those “Olympic sports” that you only need to pay scant attention, once every 4 years.

    This tells me all I need to know about volleyball. It’s not exciting enough for TV. Not like basketball or baseball. Not even as good as baseball or bull riding.

    Enjoy being a fringe sport some more. Now you need to be in Hawaii, at exactly 7pm on a beautiful summer weekend in paradise with free beaches, drive through traffic and pay for parking, to have the privilege of watching volleyball.

    Honestly I wouldn’t have watched this one match even if it was on TV. I’ve learned to live without it. Lots of competing entertainment available, on demand.

    Volleyball will need to start making an investment if it wants to grow.

  4. man eating apple June 9, 2014 8:21 pm

    Not like basketball or *football.

  5. Don June 9, 2014 8:48 pm

    No mention of these matches on UH’s website, nor in the UH Athletics email blasts that go out to those that subscribe. Maybe the lack of advertising by the SID is to blame for the low ticket sales.

  6. volleyball fan June 9, 2014 8:49 pm

    Man eating apple: What are you complaining about if you stated that you wouldn’t have watched the volleyball match with Brazil even if it was on TV? Here I regret that I can’t watch it because I’ll be gone to the mainland. But even if it were on OC Sports, I couldn’t have watched it anyway as one has to be an Oceanic cable subscriber.

    Anyway, your assessment about TV volleyball is wrong. OC16 does show UH women’s and men’s volleyball. As for USA volleyball, it’s really up to them, not our TV station if they grant permission to televise. More likely they would rather not televise to induce more fans to watch it in the stadium. I did request USA Volleyball to broadcast online on delayed replay basis and the answer I got was that my request would be passed on to the media communications department, but no guarantee they would accede to my request.

    If you like volleyball, be glad you have an opportunity to watch the USA-Brazil match in person. If not, what’s the use to whine about no TV? Ticket prices are reasonable, even less than UH Volleyball.

  7. Cindy Luis June 9, 2014 10:55 pm

    5. This is not a UH event, so it wouldn’t have been on the subscriber email (update: sorry I was wrong, it apparently went out June 2) It is run by USA Volleyball, which is using the Stan Sheriff Center.
    Tickets have been on sale online since Memorial Day. The box office sales started June 2.
    Have mentioned elsewhere that USAV is using a PR firm out of California.
    This is on USAV, not UH. And I can tell you that no one, the paper, TV, radio, has gotten information.
    KFVE still waiting on a clip of Kiraly so it can start doing the 30 second ads.
    Only reason I have info is because I’ve been contacting USAV directly.
    Mentioned elsewhere I spoke with the PR guy over two weeks ago. Still have received nothing.
    The ticket link is on the UH ticket page.
    besides, it’s over a month away. plenty of time to buy tickets.

  8. Cindy Luis June 9, 2014 11:07 pm

    6. thanks for trying. Agree about complaining about something you weren’t going to watch anyway.
    The TV decision is from USAV, has nothing to do with the local stations.
    Obviously the person doesn’t know what he/she is talking about when it comes to televised volleyball. Hardly a once in four years coverage in Hawaii.
    As for the term ‘olympic sport’ it’s a catch-all phrase that most schools use to describe their non-revenue sports.

  9. Aloha73g June 10, 2014 7:56 am

    UH is promoting the USA vs Brazil matches. It was the top story on their most recent email (sent last week on 6/3/14):

    Brazil, the No. 1 women’s volleyball team in the world, is coming to the Stan Sheriff Center July 11-12 to play the U.S. National Team, currently ranked No. 2 in the world. Brazil beat the U.S. in the last two Olympic finals for the gold medal. Head Coach Karch Kiraly (three Olympic gold medals) is determined to bring the gold medal home next time in 2016. Come out and support the U.S. team and see women’s volleyball at its finest. For tickets, visit or call the UH ticket office at 944-2697. Photo above: Tamari Miyashiro (Kaneohe) USA National Team Libero, Silver Medalist in 2012 London Olympic Games.

  10. Cindy Luis June 10, 2014 8:24 am

    9. thanks. appreciate the info. was just replying to Ron’s item. I’m not on UH’s email so didn’t realize it had been sent out.

  11. mei mei June 10, 2014 11:53 am

    as always thanks for the Info Cindy! we will be going ! and thankful to have the opportunity to watch such an amazing sport!

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