The Netherlands will break the mould when they welcome the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships 2015 from June 26 – July 5.
It is the first time the country will host the tournament and also marks the first time the action will unfold over four different cities. In a departure from previous editions, organisers want to share the fan experience of the 10th edition of the tournament with as many supporters as possible. Courts will be set up in The Hague, Amsterdam, Apeldoorn and Rotterdam with the world’s top stars spread out across four unique venues.
Start ordering your tickets they go on general sale in February on a first-come, first-served basis. See http://netherlands2015.fivb.org/en
A few things of interest to look out for:
A Floating Stadium
The Hague will be the main venue of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships, it will host the opening match, semifinals and finals.
A temporary stadium, which will have the city’s parliament building as its backdrop, will be constructed for the duration of the World Championships – a unique floating stadium will be built on the Hofvijver pond. The stadium will be able to seat 5,500 spectators and is the largest of the four World Championship venues.
World Record Attempt
During the World Championships, the people of the Netherlands will be encouraged to get involved in beach volleyball with a world record attempt featuring on the official programme.
The setting for the event will be the sandy beaches of Scheveningen, close to the competition venue in the city centre of The Hague. Five hundred beach volleyball courts will be set up, enabling over 5,000 beach volleyball players to practice their favourite sport simultaneously. The world record attempt will take place on Saturday, June 27.
Registration for the event will start in the spring of 2015. More information will follow in due course.
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