Fort Lauderdale is a coastal city on the Atlantic Ocean in the US state of Florida. It is known as the “Venice of America” due to its expansive canal system. Situated in Broward County in South Florida, the city’s population is over 170,000.
The city is most famous for its beaches and boats, and while the city of Fort Lauderdale is relatively small in area, the term ‘Fort Lauderdale’ is often used to refer to the larger metropolis that has grown up around it. It is the county seat for Broward county, and is part of the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach metropolitan area, which has over 5.5 million people.
Fort Lauderdale Moajor 2017
The Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series will open the 2017 FIVB World Tour calendar in spectacular style in February when it makes its long-awaited return to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Not since the Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals of 2015 has international action graced the stunning Florida coast, but between 7 – 12 February 2017, the worlds greatest players will gather to fight for the first Swatch Major Series title of the season at Fort Lauderdale Beach Park, Florida.
It only seems like yesterday when Brazilians Larissa/Talita and Alison/Bruno scooped gold on this very beach in October 2015 – and now both teams will be out to make it back-to-back victories at the Fort Lauderdale Beach Park.
The Swatch World Tour Finals a year ago was the first international tournament to be held in Fort Lauderdale and given its great success and packed capacity crowds it felt a no brainer to return to this beautiful part of the United States to kick-start another busy season of digging and diving on the sand.