ALBANY, NY — The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) recently announced plans to host its Volleyball Championship at the Albany Capital Center from March 31 to April 3, 2021.
“This championship presents a unique opportunity for the Albany Convention Center to host a Division I championship in a bubble-like environment,” said MAAC Commissioner Rich Ensor. “The deal itself was made possible due to the great relationship the MAAC has with the Albany convention center and the Renaissance Hotel in a public-private partnership that allows the event to be conducted in a safe environment and brings business back to the Capital Region.”
“Albany has a great history with the MAAC, hosting championship events, and we are thrilled for the opportunity to expand our work to include the Volleyball Championships,” said Albany Capital Center General Manager Doug McClaine. “We have worked hard to put protocols in place to offer a safe and controlled event environment during these challenging times. We look forward to presenting a high-level championship experience for the MAAC student-athletes and administrators.”
The Capital Center is closely following New York State guidelines to prepare to operate during the pandemic. ASM Global, which manages the facility, launched VenueShield, setting industry standards for operation and cleaning. In addition, the Capital Center is working with the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) on third-party accreditation for facility cleaning.
Learn about the Albany Capital Center’s recent hosting of Plug Symposium, a hybrid meeting, in the F&D 2020 Fall issue.