Inaugural volleyball tournament expected to bring $700,000 to Raleigh region

The inaugural City of Oaks Challenge volleyball tournament at the Raleigh Convention Center debuts this Saturday (Jan. 16), and runs through the holiday weekend. According to the Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance, the event will feature 141 teams playing on 20 courts in the Raleigh Convention Center’s 150,000-square-foot exhibit hall. The City of Oaks Challenge is expected to generate approximately 2,200 hotel room-nights and $700,000 in direct visitor spending.