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Date: 3/15/2019

In exactly 300 days, the Men’s EHF EURO 2020 will begin. Not only is it the first edition of the European championship to be played under the new, expanded format featuring 24 teams instead of the previous 16, it is also the first co-hosted by three nations: Austria, Sweden and Norway. The Men’s EHF EURO 2020 will run from January 9 to 26.


With 24 contenders to be found from the pool of national teams across Europe, the qualification process for the 2020 championship began in January 2017. Phase 2 is now underway, with 32 squads vying for the remaining 20 places at the EHF EURO 2020. As the current title holders, Spain are directly qualified alongside the three host nations. The qualification phase will finish in the middle of June and the draw will follow at the end of the month.


Ticket sales for the event began on October 24, 2018, and 25,000 were sold in the first 24 hours. In early March, day tickets in Vienna and Graz became available. Fans can choose between four categories in Graz and five in Vienna, and organisers have paid particular attention to pricing in the hope of attracting spectators from far beyond the handball community.


“We have had a fantastic kick-off with our ticket sales in Sweden. Already in the first week, several thousand seats are booked in all three arenas. This is way off the expectations we had before the ticket release on 24 October,” CEO EHF EURO Sweden Krister Bergström told ehf-euro.com after sales launched.


“The new concept with the final weekend over three days is also creating lot of interest from fans and of course ticket sales. All hospitality areas in Stockholm are fully booked already, and we are now investigating additional space in connecting facilities.”


As Bergström outlined, there are several changes for the EHF EURO 2020. Along with the increased number of teams, playing groups and match days, the final weekend will be played over three days for the first time. The trophy match will be held in a football stadium, Stockholm’s Tele2 Arena, which has capacity for 20,000 spectators.


More information on the Men’s EHF EURO 2020, including where to buy tickets, can be found on the official website.


 Photo: Men's EHF EURO 2020