Madison to welcome pro volleyball league, LOVB, in 2024 

This morning, League One Volleyball (LOVB) announced Madison as the third location for its nascent league set to play in late 2024, the Wisconsin State Journal reports. The other locations include Atlanta and Houston. 

Community support for the UW–Madison volleyball team and the area’s growing club volleyball involvement were cited as key factors in Madison’s appeal for the league. LOVB is taking a holistic approach in building its U.S. pro volleyball operations, starting with involvement at the youth club level. It currently operates Madtown Juniors with a facility on Madison’s northeast side that houses four courts and about 370 young adults. 

LOVB plans to build a new, eight-court facility that will host Madtown Juniors and the pros. FC Elite, One Wisconsin, and VC United, three other regional clubs, will utilize the facility as well. The plan is to have six pro teams in place for the league’s inaugural season, which will begin after the 2024 Paris Olympics.