Crimson Classic moving to Great Lakes Volleyball Center in Aurora in Fall 2022

The Crimson Classic Volleyball Invite hosted by Plainfield North and sponsored by will be played this coming August at the Great Lakes Volleybal Center in Aurora, which features 12 air-conditioned courts and can accomodate the entire tournament under one roof. (Photo by Dave Ruggles)

We’re moving (but not too far).

The 2022 Crimson Classic Varsity Volleyball Invite will be held at the Great Lakes Volleyball Center in Aurora on Friday-Saturday, August 26-27.

Plainfield North is still running the tournament, but has chosen to change the venue from being split between two high schools (in the past, half of the tournament was played at Plainfield North and the other half at Plainfield Central) to put everything under one roof.

In addition to being able to accommodate the entire tournament, the Great Lakes Volleyball Center also has the advantage of having air conditioning on all 12 courts.

“The tournament has continued to grow and be more competitive each year, and we want to continue to provide competitors with the best experience possible,” said Plainfield North coach and tournament director Matt Slechta.

“By getting every match and every team under one roof, this not only helps provide a better experience, but also assists in logistics for the tournament from the host’s end as well,” he added.

For more information about the tournament, such as 2022 participants, past winners, past all-tournament teams and MVPs, go to

The Great Lakes Volleyball Center is located at 579 N. Oakhurst Drive, Aurora, Illinois, 60502.