The Omaha metro lands another world-class athletic event. And it features the return of women's volleyball.

The Ralston Arena will host the 2013 Visit Omaha/NORCECA Women's Continental Championship September 16-21.

USA Volleyball and the Omaha Sports Commission announced the event today. It's expected to bring up to ten teams from the North America, Central America and Caribbean region. Team USA is the defending champion.

U-S Women's National Volleyball coach Karch Kiraly said, "I got to witness one of the most electirc nights of volleyball ever in Omaha during the NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Championship in 2008, and we look forward to this chance to play on American soil in front of many of the same passionate, knowledgeable fans."

Tickets will go on sale April 15 at the Ralston Arena box office, online at, or by phone at 800-440-3741.