Host City: Mexicali, California
Founded in 1909 by immigrants working in the cotton industry, Mexicali is now the capital of the state of Baja California. The city received its name from a combination of ‘Mexico’ and ‘California’ as it shares its border with the town of Calexico (from ‘California’ and ‘Mexico’) in California, USA.
It is not surprising that Mexicali is often referred to as ‘The city that captured the sun’ as during the summer, temperatures can range between 35ºC to 45ºC. Primarily an agricultural town, the population of 856,000 work primarily in foreign manufacturing facilities called ‘maquiladoras’. Owing to Mexicali’s proximity to the US border, it is also an important hub for trade and commerce.
Venue: Auditorio del Estado
The Auditorio del Estado will host the 2015 edition of the FIVB Volleyball Men's U21 World Championship.
Previously, the city has been afforded the opportunity to host the FIVB Volleyball Boys' U19 World Championship in 2013 as well as the FIVB Volleyball Women's U20 World Championship in 2009.