A fast-growing club volleyball tournament for girls will bring more than 5,000 athletes and fans April 6-7 to the Roebbelen Center in Roseville, generating a $1.3 million spike in revenue for Placer Valley.

About 165 teams from as far away as Arizona and Washington state will compete, generating an economic impact of $1.3 million for Placer Valley

ROSEVILLE, Calif. – A fast-growing club volleyball tournament for girls will bring more than 5,000 athletes and fans Saturday (April 6) and Sunday (April 7) to the Roebbelen Center in Roseville, generating a $1.3 million spike in revenue for Placer Valley.

Hype Nation’s third annual Capital City Clash starts 8 a.m. Saturday and continues through Sunday afternoon located @the Grounds, 700 Event Center Drive in Roseville. Admission is $30 for a two-day pass, available online or in person. Parking is $10 per day.

About 165 girls’ teams – from Arizona to Washington state – will compete in the two-day tournament. A few Sacramento-area clubs, including Aspire Volleyball in Folsom, will also participate.

The tournament is open to Junior Volleyball Association and USA Volleyball clubs, a benefit for athletes and coaches looking to compete against some of the best 12- to 18-year-old players – and teams – on the West Coast.

“They would never see some of these teams,” said tournament organizer Troy Helton, a Hype Nation Partner and Director of the Ethos Volleyball Club in Nashville, Tenn. “We think it’s better for everyone.”

Many West Coach clubs and coaches agree, as the Capital City Clash has almost doubled the number of teams participating during the past three years.

“It’s great competition that brings a lot of teams from outside the area,” said Chas Konopka, Director and Coach of Club Uptempo in Chico and volleyball coach at Chico High School. The club plans to bring half of its eight teams to the tournament. “Players get to see what else is out there. It’s also a great venue to see what tournaments can look like.”

A large majority of the teams are from outside the area, and will generate an estimated $1.3 million economic boost for Placer Valley, from booked hotel rooms to meals at restaurants and shopping at stores.

“The Capital City Clash just keeps getting bigger and better, and greatly benefits businesses in the community during what is often a slower season for tourism,” said Kim Summers, Chief Executive Officer of Placer Valley Tourism and @the Grounds. “It also helps showcase Placer Valley and the Roebbelen Center.”

A magazine ad for the Roebbelen Center – a 160,000-square-foot center than can accommodate 24 full-size volleyball courts – caught the attention of Helton a few years ago. The Capital City Clash is the only one of Hype Nation’s 60 tournaments on the West Coast.

“We had to start from scratch, but we’re headed in the right direction,” Helton said of the Capital City Clash. “We always want to provide a good, quality tournament.”

The tournament allows Sacramento region and Bay Area players to compete against some of the best teams on the West Coast – and maybe catch the attention of college coaches or recruiters.

“California has some top-notch clubs and players,” Helton said. “The sport is really growing.”

Indeed, volleyball is the fastest-growing high school girls’ sport nationwide, outpacing basketball and soccer, according to multiple reports. Almost 500,000 girls compete in volleyball, either at the club or high school level – or both.

“Volleyball is about camaraderie,” said Konopka, who will bring almost 50 athletes to the Capital City Clash. “It’s worrying about your side … and a lot of teamwork.”

About Placer Valley Tourism

Placer Valley Tourism is a Business Improvement District that serves South Placer County and the cities of Roseville, Rocklin and Lincoln. The BID operates to help generate incremental room night stays in hotels within Placer Valley Tourism’s geographic footprint through various conferences and youth and amateur sports events. PVT aims to coordinate community and sports events with the best hospitality options in the region. Placer Valley Tourism is a nonprofit and classified as a 501(c)6. For more information, please visit

About @the Grounds

@the Grounds is a multipurpose event facility on 61 acres in the heart of Roseville, California. @the Grounds includes the Roebbelen Center, a 160,000-square-foot event center that can accommodate major amateur sports competitions, large meetings, trade shows, concerts and other events. For more than 80 years, @the Grounds has been the home of the Placer County Fair – an annual celebration of the diversity of the community – along with countless other community, family and corporate gatherings. @the Grounds is the business entity of Placer Valley Sports Complex, a 501(c)3. For more information, please visit