The Fort Bend County Epicenter continues to make partnerships with sports organizations ahead of its August opening.

On May 9, officials with the Epicenter announced a partnership with the Houston Volleyball Academy to be its official home training and practice facility. HVA is regarded as one of the top volleyball clubs in Texas with a 30-year history, per a news release. The organization has coed programs for kids ages 7-18.

To prepare for HVA’s January volleyball tournament at the EpiCenter—set to draw more than 80 regional teams and occupy 12 courts—the venue will immediately begin hosting weekly training sessions in its multipurpose area upon opening in late-summer.
Officials with the Epicenter plan for it to be a major sporting venue. (Courtesy Fort Bend County Epicenter)
Epicenter General Manager Toby Wyman said in the release the venue is focused on bringing “top-notch” sports and entertainment events to Fort Bend County.

"Our partnership with HVA will positively impact the community locally, while their tournaments will bring teams from across the region to compete at our new facility," Wyman said.

The venue is anticipated to have an over $11 million economic impact in its first year of operation by supporting regional tourism, in which visitors will incur dining, lodging, transportation, retail and entertainment expenses.