MAPL Visitor/Spectator Information

MAPL Raleigh Visitor/Spectator Information

Spectator Restrictions - applies to both venues NO SPECTATORS for 2021

  • One of the most varied and important policies regarding events in 2021 has been the admission of spectators. Our pandemic operations plan that was approved in October considered one spectator per rostered and present athlete. However, since the plan’s initial approval, the NC Governor’s Interim Guidance for Administrators and Participants of Youth and Amateur Sports Programs was updated and will not support spectators at any density at this time.
    • Team Videographer: Every team will be allowed ONE (1) team videographer to film their team [ex. HUDL]. The videographer will NOT be provided with a high speed WIFI network. There is no entry fee charged to the videographer. The videographer can be a different person for the entirety of each day.

    • Tournament Livestream - BallerTV

      • MAPL Raleigh & the Battle of the Bros is excited to partner with BallerTV for 2021 to bring LIVE tournament streaming to families and spectators who are unable to attend in person.
        • This is subscription service being used by many events during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your subscription will get you access to many popular volleyball events.
        • Subscriptions are payable either quarterly or annually. 
        • Subscriptions are cancellable
        • Pricing Plans
          • ​a "Live Event" is a full tournament event
          • Multiple users are possible on premium accounts
      • Sign up or Log In to your BallerTV account

Tournament Sanction

Event Parking | Athlete Drop-Off

  • Every McLaurin lot has a 15-minute grace period meaning if you need to park to walk your athlete to a team meeting place you can do so at no charge.
  • Event parking at the RCC is available throughout the downtown area for $10 (no in-and-out privileges). The Lenoir street lot is most accessible to the convention center and will have ample spots.A full map of downtown parking is available HERE
  • Athlete Drop-Off is most safely accomplished on Salisbury Street near Sir Walter Raleigh and towards the main lobby.
  • Athlete Pick-up can be best accomplished off either Cabarrus or Salisbury streets.
  • R-Line Downtown Circulator - the bus route that services downtown is suspending operations two weeks prior to MAPL Raleigh and will not resume service until the summer. Please plan accordingly with your teams and families.

Travel to Raleigh

  • In a typical year, the MAPL Raleigh tournament staff would be highlighting all of the amazing museums, local attractions, and award-winning food and drink scene in Raleigh. Unfortunately, we know that this year must be different. Thankfully, our partners at VisitNC and the Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance [GRSA] have compiled a list of activities and restaurants that have adapted to keep visitors safe and satisfied on your trip.
  • Count on Me NC-Certified Restaurants | Things to Do in Raleigh, NC - COVID
  • “Virtual” Visitor Information Center (VIC):  MAPL attendees and guests can call 919.645.2677 to get information about downtown area attractions, restaurants, and other general destination info. Hours are:
    • M-F, 8:30AM – 5:00PM
    • Sat,  9:00AM – 5:00PM
    • Sun, 9:00AM – 2:00 PM     
  • R-Line Downtown Circulator is a bus route that services downtown. They have suspended operations and will not resume them again until the summer. Please plan accordingly with your teams and families.

Facility Rules

  • PROHIBITED ITEMS RALEIGH CONVENTION CENTER: Coolers, stadium chairs, large baggage, animals [service animals allowed], weapons, tobacco and e-cigarette products are not allowed inside or outside of the RCC (lobby, playing venue, sidewalks). Team 'camping' in public areas is prohibited.
  • No 'boom boxes' or portable speakers are allowed to be used inside the facility unless they are connected to headphones.  'Warm up music' broadcasted from a speaker or sound system is not allowed. 
  • Videography - Filming at Triangle Volleyball Club is restricted exclusively to the mezzanine level. PLEASE READ OUR NEW PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEO DISCLAIMER HERE

Balls & Ball Handling Rules

  • Tournament ball is the Molten Super Touch.
  • No Ball Handling allowed off the playing court surface for the safety and protection of our guests.
  • Loaner balls are available for teams travelling via plane. Please contact in advance to request warm-up balls.

Athletic Training

  • Athletic trainers are on site at both locations in case of emergencies only.
  • No pre-event taping services will be provided.
  • To protect our trainers, ice bags will be self-serve in the mezzanine area as athletes depart from the building.


  • Concessions for MAPL Raleigh on-site at RCC are provided by Centerplate. No outside food or drink is allowed in the competition venue. For menu and ordering plan click HERE.

Tournament Guides/Results Stations

  • There will be no Results Station for the 2021 tournament to help aid with social distancing protocols. Attendees can access scores and schedules via the AES website.
  • Triangle is not responsible for the accuracy of team rosters. The management of this information is the responsibility of each participating club.