Host City: Lima, Peru
Peru's capital, Lima, is located in the central part of the country, on a desert coast overlooking the Pacific Ocean. With a population fast approaching 9 million, Lima is the largest city in Peru and the fifth largest city in Latin America.
Once the heart of Spain's South American empire, modern Lima is a huge metropolis crammed with culture, and a history that pre-dates the Incas.
While Lima's past gives the city its unique colour, it has moved with the pace of modernity and now boasts strong industries and services. As Peru's economic powerhouse, Lima is home to around one third of the country's people.
It is also a gateway to Peru's marvels of Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca and the Amazon jungle.
Peru last organised an FIVB event in 1982 when Lima hosted the Women’s World Championship won by China.
Venue: Miguel Grau Coliseum
The Miguel Grau Coliseum, which was inaugurated on June 16, 1996, regularly hosts volleyball and basketball matches in addition to musical and cultural activities. In its latest renovation, four towers of artificial light were placed in the stadium to allow for events to be held during the evenings. These towers were inaugurated on March 8, 2003 during a football match between local clubs, Sport Boys and Sporting Cristal. In January 2011 the management of the stadium and the complex was given to the Yahuar Huaca Peruvian Sports Institute of the Regional Government of Callao. The Miguel Grau complex will host athletics, boxing and modern pentathlon events during the 2019 Pan Am Games that will be held in Peru.