It will be world class volley worth your money, when Stadium Arena Fyn in Odense along with three other arenas in Denmark open their doors to a historic European Championship the 20th – 29th September. The Danish national team, which is prequalified to the European Championship because of its hosting role, has its home turf in Odense, and the Danish lads will need all the backing they can get, if they are to move to the next round. You can help them.
Italian role models and Belarusian gazelles
Ivan Zaytsev is only one of the star players you can experience at the net in Odense. Keep an eye on his serve, when it pounds through the arena with no less than 130 km/h. Italy has a great volleyball tradition, and we are excited welcome both the great Italian players and their fans to the fairy-tale island of Funen.
The young Belarusian team, which has shown great skills at the latest international tournaments, will most likely use this opportunity to prove themselves, so there will be lots of great details and a festive atmosphere for the audience. The last team to play against Denmark is Belgium, who won the European League, which was held during summer.
A European Championship festival for the people
The European Championship in volleyball in Odense will be much more than the tricks which the European stars serve when the games are on. A festival tournament for ordinary, passionate volley players is also scheduled and naturally takes place in Odense, where there will be opportunity to cheer on the national team in action. There will be activities surrounding the matches in the arena, where children can test their own serving speed and compare it to that of the stars.
- The European Championship is being held from the 20th September to the 29th September 2013. In Arena Fyn in Odense there will be games from the 20th to the 22nd September.
- The hosting will be split between Denmark and Poland. Both countries hold preliminary rounds with four countries in each round. The semifinals and the final will be played in Denmark.
- In Denmark, the matches will be played in Odense (Arena Fyn), Herning (Boxen), Aarhus (NRGI Arena), and Copenhagen (Parken).
- Among the 16 participating countries are: Serbia (defending European masters), Russia (Olympic masters), and Italy (Olympic bronze winners).
- Denmark has participated in three finals: 1958, 1963, and 1971 - all three times finishing among the three best.
Denmark’s matches in Stadium Arena Fyn:
Friday 20 September at 8:45 PM: Denmark – Italy
Saturday 21 September at 6:00 PM: Denmark – Belgium
Sunday 22 September at 3:00 PM: Denmark – Belarus