GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Grand Rapids Rise on Wednesday announced the schedule for their inaugural 2024 Pro Volleyball Federation season.
Under head coach Cathy George, the Rise will begin a 24-match schedule when they host the Columbus Fury at Van Andel Arena on Thursday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m.
Each of the seven Pro Volleyball Federation franchises will play every other team four times throughout the campaign, serving as host for two matches. The Rise will compete across the country, making stops in Atlanta; Columbus, Ohio; Las Vegas; Omaha, Nebraska; Orlando, Florida; and San Diego. The Rise’s slate concludes with a season-high three-match homestand from May 4-12 and includes season-high three-match road trips from Feb. 23-March 4, March 20-28, and April 20-28.
Pro Volleyball Federation will hold a four-team postseason championship at the end of the regular season, with the top four teams competing in the Pro Volleyball Federation Championship. The event will consist of two semifinal matches and one championship match.
“We are extremely excited to see this dream of women’s professional volleyball come to fruition and to have our inaugural Rise season less than three months away,” said Cole DeVos, DP Fox director of strategic investments. “We look forward to competing at the highest level with teams across the country and creating lasting memories with our fans in Grand Rapids and across the state of Michigan. This promises to be a special year both on and off the court.”
Highlights of the 2024 home schedule include:
- Four prime dates (four Saturdays) out of 12 home matches;
- Opening and finishing the season at home;
- Four Sunday matches;
- One back-to-back (May 4-5);
- One match starting at noon (March 9 vs. Columbus);
- Four matches starting at 4 p.m. (Feb. 18 vs. Atlanta Vibe, March 17 vs. Las Vegas, May 5 vs. San Diego, and May 12 vs. Omaha Supernovas);
- Matches on St. Patrick’s Day (March 17 vs. Las Vegas), April Fools’ Day (April 1 vs. Atlanta Vibe) and Mother’s Day (May 12 vs. Omaha Supernovas).
Fans can secure their full-season, select-season or group ticket packages by calling (616) 575-6500 or visit grrise.com/tickets for more information. Single-game tickets for the inaugural Grand Rapids Rise season will go on sale to the public on Nov. 28 through grrise.com.
RISE 2024 SCHEDULE BREAKDOWN
Season/Home Opener: Thu., Jan. 25 vs. Columbus Fury
Season/Home Finale: Sun., May 12 vs. Omaha Supernovas
By Day (Home)
Saturday – 4, Sunday – 4, Thursday – 2, Monday – 2
By Day (Road)
Friday – 4, Thursday – 2, Tuesday – 2, Monday – 1, Wednesday – 1, Saturday – 1, Sunday – 1
By Month (Home)
April – 4, May – 3, March – 2, February – 2, January – 1
By Month (Road)
March – 5, April – 5, February – 2
3 matches: May 4-12
Longest Road Trip
3 matches, three times: Feb. 23-March 4, March 20-28, April 20-28
GRAND RAPIDS RISE 2024 SCHEDULE
Thu., Jan. 25 COLUMBUS 7 p.m.
Fri., Feb. 9 at Atlanta 7 p.m.
Mon., Feb. 12 OMAHA 7 p.m.
Sun., Feb. 18 ATLANTA 4 p.m.
Fri., Feb. 23 at San Diego 10 p.m.
Fri., March 1 at Orlando 7 p.m.
Mon., March 4 at San Diego 10 p.m.
Sat., March 9 COLUMBUS Noon
Sun., March 17 LAS VEGAS 4 p.m.
Wed., March 20 at Columbus 7 p.m.
Tue., March 26 at Las Vegas 10 p.m.
Thu., March 28 at Omaha 8 p.m.
Mon., April 1 ATLANTA 7 p.m.
Sat., April 6 ORLANDO 7 p.m.
Thu., April 11 at Orlando 10:30 a.m.
Sat., April 13 LAS VEGAS 7 p.m.
Tue., April 16 at Atlanta 7 p.m.
Thu., April 18 ORLANDO 7 p.m.
Sat., April 20 at Las Vegas 10 p.m.
Fri., April 26 at Omaha 8 p.m.
Sun., April 28 at Columbus 2 p.m.
Sat., May 4 SAN DIEGO 7 p.m.
Sun., May 5 SAN DIEGO 4 p.m.
Sun., May 12 OMAHA 4 p.m.
All Times Eastern
Dates, Opponents and Times Subject to Change
Broadcast Information TBD
ABOUT PRO VOLLEYBALL FEDERATION
Pro Volleyball Federation is REAL PRO VOLLEYBALL and the premier women’s professional volleyball league in North America. Pro Volleyball Federation will begin play in January 2024 with world class players and coaches, including some of America’s greatest volleyball players and elite players from around the world. Our entire focus is on ensuring that our level and quality of play, our treatment of players, the quality of our event presentations, and our day-to-day fan experience is world class and the very best offered in North America. For more information, visit ProVolleyball.com.
ABOUT THE GRAND RAPIDS RISE
Founded in December 2022 as the first Pro Volleyball Federation franchise and Grand Rapids’ first major-league women’s sports team, the Grand Rapids Rise will make their debut at Van Andel Arena in January 2024. Led by longtime Michigan State and Western Michigan head coach Cathy George, the Rise’s 14-player roster will play 24 games (12 home, 12 away) during their inaugural season. The team is operated by DP Fox Sports & Entertainment and owned by Dan DeVos, who is also co-owner and CEO of the American Hockey League’s Grand Rapids Griffins. Visit grrise.com.