Frisco, TX / Columbus, OH – Pro Volleyball Federation, the premier women's professional volleyball league in North America, has announced the addition of Dallas, Texas as the home of its newest franchise. The team has been acquired by a Dallas-based investment group led by Wall Street veteran and Mandalorian Capital founder Armand Sadoughi and other Dallas business community leaders, including noted local business lawyers Evan D. Stone and Michel Benitez, Mubina Benitez and Richard Zaleskie.
Dallas becomes the first announced team to begin play in 2025. Pro Volleyball Federation's inaugural season will launch in February 2024 with seven teams stretching from coast to coast. The League is expected to announce additional 2025 teams in the coming days.
"With the acquisition of the Dallas Pro Volleyball Federation franchise, our group is beyond excited to embark on this new journey," exclaimed Mr. Sadoughi. "Volleyball is one of the most dynamic and fastest growing team sports by participation nationwide, and Dallas itself is an epicenter for the women's game, with a long-standing tradition of excellence in the sport through its leading teams, clubs, players, and coaches. We are thrilled with the opportunity for local athletes to play professionally at home in front of friends and family. In addition, it is clear that top-flight women's sports is a growing – and important - opportunity in pro sports, and indoor volleyball is an exciting, made-for-broadcast team game with an impressive and growing audience. Lastly, Dallas is as passionate about professional sports as anywhere in America and we have no doubt that a winning team in Dallas – complete with the highest-caliber, dedicated female athletes – can be a rallying point for the city."
Dallas also becomes the second publicly announced Pro Volleyball Federation team in a top 10 media market, joining Pro Volleyball Federation's Atlanta franchise. Pro Volleyball Federation will launch real pro volleyball in 2024 with announced teams in Atlanta, Orlando, San Diego, Columbus (OH), Grand Rapids (MI), and Omaha. The Dallas team has agreed to take the floor in 2025 – Pro Volleyball Federation's second season and following the 2024 Olympic Games - giving it runway to build a franchise fitting for one of the premier volleyball markets in United States.
Mr. Sadoughi added: "It's an honor to contribute to the rich sporting culture of Dallas by introducing professional women's volleyball to this vibrant community. Members of our ownership group, through their daughters' competitions, have been club volleyball supporters in the city for years and are passionate about the game and its potential. Our goal is to further enhance the city's volleyball legacy nationwide, build on the countless winning traditions in
Dallas pro sports, and create a new, incredibly fun – and electric – entertainment experience for sports fans throughout all of North Texas."
Pro Volleyball Federation has signed a number of America's greatest volleyball players to compete in the League during the 2024 season. Additionally, the League has attracted numerous national team players from countries around the world.
"The signing of a Dallas franchise marks another turning point for Pro Volleyball Federation and women's professional volleyball overall," stated Pro Volleyball Federation co-founder Stephen Evans. "As illustrated by sellout crowds at recent top-level international matches held here, the demand for the highest level of women's volleyball cannot be debated. We now have another top national market with an incredibly strong level of fan engagement in the fold. Not only does the addition of Dallas support the pro aspirations of top volleyball players, it is also another indication of the momentum Pro Volleyball Federation has created in just a few short months. We are delighted to welcome Armand's talented and energetic group as owners and business partners."
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ABOUT MANDALORIAN CAPITAL
Mandalorian Capital is an investment management firm, founded by Armand Sadoughi, focused on public and private investments across various industries. Armand Sadoughi is a Wall Street veteran whose experience has spanned over two decades with some of the most prestigious investment banks including Lazard and Goldman Sachs. In addition, he is co-founder of Lele Sadoughi where he serves as Chairman. mandaloriancapitalgroup.com
ABOUT PRO VOLLEYBALL FEDERATION
Pro Volleyball Federation is REAL pro volleyball and the premier women's professional volleyball league in North America. Pro Volleyball Federation will begin play in February 2024 with world class players and coaches, including some of America's greatest volleyball players and elite players from around the world. Our entire focus is on ensuring that our level and quality of play, our treatment of players, the quality of our event presentations, and our day-to-day fan experience is world class and the very best offered in North America.
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