SAN JOSE, Calif. – Professional beach volleyball player and three-time Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings’ event series p1440 announces Avaya Stadium grounds as the San Jose location to kick-off its inaugural 2018 – 2019 season. Taking place on Sept. 28-30, the three-day event will feature a professional beach volleyball tournament showcasing the best volleyball players from around the globe, personal development experiences, a music festival, and a health & wellness village.
The Avaya Stadium grounds—its adjacent parking lots and roadways—will transform into a live experience unlike any other. p1440 is shipping in 2,800 tons of sand to build its custom beach volleyball courts for the professional beach volleyball tournament. In addition to multiple sand volleyball courts, Avaya Stadium grounds will feature a stage for live entertainment on Friday and Saturday evening and throughout the day on Sunday; a development village featuring high interval workouts and volleyball training; food trucks; a beer and wine garden; and a health & wellness village featuring inspirational speakers, kids’ exercises and activities, yoga sessions and more.
“I am extremely excited to kick off the p1440 movement at San Jose’s Avaya Stadium grounds and in the Bay Area, where I was born and raised. It feels amazing to see the hard work and dedication of our team coming to life in such a bold, beautiful way. The fact that our first event is in my hometown, where I fell in love with the game and where my family is—it’s a dream come true. I am honored to be able to share our inaugural p1440 event with the beloved Bay Area and with a community that has given me so much,” said Walsh Jennings, co-founder of p1440. “We will provide San Jose with a best in class experience that will touch upon each one of our dynamic founding pillars: competition, development, health & wellness and entertainment. We want people to come to our event, watch the best of the best in beach volleyball compete for the title, learn and engage with our p1440 experts and partners, immerse themselves in our health & wellness village, enjoy chart-topping musical acts and leave inspired and empowered to live the p1440 lifestyle well beyond our events. We want people to go on an adventure with us and leave ‘better’ for it.”
The stadium’s values also align with the p1440 movement, making it the perfect venue for the first p1440 event. Both organizations are dedicated to making a positive impact on the community and in the environment and the p1440 San Jose event will ensure to do that as well.
"The Earthquakes are excited to host such an inspiring event as p1440 on the grounds of Avaya Stadium," said Earthquakes President Tom Fox. "We're really looking forward to welcoming back local hero Kerri Walsh Jennings, her husband Casey and their family, and joining the movement to help promote their positive message of living every minute."
p1440 San Jose tickets will go on sale in the upcoming weeks. Costs will vary depending on the type of ticket purchased and how far in advance tickets are purchased. Kids three years and younger are complimentary. To stay up-to-date with p1440 San Jose, visit here.
Following the p1440 San Jose event, the inaugural p1440 season will travel to Las Vegas, San Diego and Huntington Beach in 2018.
In summer of 2018, the p1440 event series will also be supported 24/7 by a powerful digital online community that will provide constant inspiration and an abundance of resources to support living an optimal life. Together, the event series and digital experience will revolutionize and revitalize the sport of beach volleyball, provide a credible platform for aspiring and professional athletes, grow the volleyball audience and become the leading resource for individuals to live playfully.
To become a part of the #1440Movement, visit, www.p1440.com, or follow p1440 on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @platform1440.
p1440 was created from the vision of three-time Olympic gold medalist and one-time Olympic bronze medalist, Kerri Walsh Jennings, and husband Casey Jennings’ way of life: to live every minute of the day with purpose—all 1,440 of them. p1440 is an event series encompassing a professional beach volleyball tournament, personal development experiences, a music festival and a health & wellness village, mirrored by a powerful digital community that will provide inspiration and resources to live life fully. It is a movement that goes beyond the lines in the sand, encouraging all to live the p1440 lifestyle regardless of age, gender, profession or geographic location. p1440 was founded upon four pillars: Competition, Development, Health & Wellness and Entertainment. Through the event series and the digital community, p1440 will elevate the sport of beach volleyball, provide a credible platform for aspiring and professional athletes, grow the volleyball audience and become the leading resource for individuals to live a life full of intention. To become a part of the #1440Movement, visit www.p1440.com or follow p1440 on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @platform1440.
About Avaya Stadium
Avaya Stadium, home to Major League Soccer’s San Jose Earthquakes, is an 18,000-seat soccer-specific stadium located on Coleman Ave. adjacent to the San Jose International Airport. The European-inspired building is the first cloud-enabled venue in MLS and is among the most technologically advanced stadiums in the world. The stadium features a canopy roof and the steepest-raked seating in MLS to provide the best possible fan experience. Additionally, the north end zone houses the largest outdoor bar in North America, a two-acre fan zone and a double-sided video scoreboard. The suites and club seats are located at field level, giving fans a premium experience unlike any other in professional sports. The stadium has hosted numerous non-Major League Soccer events since its inaugural season in 2015, including the International Champions Cup, a trio of United States Women’s National Team friendlies, the World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup, the 2016 Major League Soccer All-Star Game against Arsenal FC and a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier for the U.S. Men’s National Team. For more information about Avaya Stadium, visit sjearthquakes.com.