First US National Team to Compete in Greater Lansing 

LANSING, Mich.— The U.S. National Women’s Senior Handball Team will face off against the Canadian Women’s Team to qualify for the 2023 Pan American Games this month and is the first ever national team to compete in Greater Lansing on their path to the Olympics. The match will take place at the Lansing City Arena on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m.

This will be the first time a US National Team has competed in Lansing.

“Team USA is a cohesive team that has been preparing throughout the summer and fall to take on Canada,” said Joe Williams, President of the American Handball Company. “We are anticipating great support from Greater Lansing for Team USA, with a packed arena. Team Canada is bringing back many athletes from the 2018 PAG qualifying team for this competition, they have been training hard and should not be underestimated. It will definitely be a good and close match!”

Hosted by the Greater Lansing Sports Authority (GLSA), the match is open to the public, with more than 1000 seats available. Guests can purchase tickets on-site at the event. Tickets will cost $20 for adults, $5 for children between 13 and 18 years old, and will be free for children ages 12 and under.

The U.S. Women’s National Team will conduct a pre-qualification training camp at Lansing City Arena now through Wednesday, Nov. 9, ahead of the match on Thursday, Nov. 10. Members of the media are welcome to attend. Visit www.lansingsports.org/handball-pan-qualifier for practice times.

“This is the first time a US National Team is competing in Greater Lansing, so we’re proud to help make this event a success,” said Mike Price, Executive Director for the GLSA. “We’re excited to welcome these incredible Team Handball athletes and their families to Michigan and to see their Olympic dream come to life, right here in Greater Lansing.”

For more information about the event, visit www.lansingsports.org/handball-pan-qualifier

For more information about the GLSA, visit www.lansingsports.org. For more information about the American Handball Company, visit americanhandballcompany.com.

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