State Volleyball Championships Coming To St. Joe

The Missouri High School Volleyball championships are coming to St. Joseph and the Civic Arena.

The Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) Wednesday announced they have selected the Civic Arena in St. Joseph to host the volleyball championships beginning in the 2025-26 school year. The agreement would also includes the 2026-27 and 2027-28 school years.

In June, the MSHSAA Board of Directors accepted the hosting proposal from Cape Girardeau for hosting the 2023 and 2024 Volleyball Championships at the Show Me Center on the Southeast Missouri State University campus.

The Civic Arena seats 3,750 fans and has hosted a multitude of events in its history including four NCAA Women’s Basketball National Championships (2003, 2004, 2010, 2011) and will host the 2023 and 2024 championship, two US Olympics Weightlifting trials, the Small College Basketball Hall of Fame Classic, Hillyard Tip-Off Classic, MIAA Volleyball Championship, Missouri State High School Activities Association district and sectional competitions, along with being a civic hub for numerous other events serving the region.

Currently the MSHSAA Volleyball Championships includes a total of 20 teams from across Missouri. Five classifications, with four teams each, crown a champion at the event.