Szeged awaits handball lovers with a new arena and the strongest group!
The Szeged New Arena, which will be built on the occasion of the European Championship, will host – without exaggeration - the European handball stars during the group matches in January. Anyone who takes advantage of the opportunity to buy a bundle for top handball can also watch the Croatian-Serbian-French trio's advancement up close. Six matches in one of the youngest and most popular cities in Hungary: this will be the menu between 13 and 17 January 2022.
The handball lovers of Szeged are lucky, as the fate of the EHF EURO 2022 in the first continental tournament is silver medalist Croatia, the Olympic silver medalist, World Cup-4. placed France, Serbia and Ukraine, which defeated them during the qualifiers, were included in the group to be held in the New Arena in Szeged.
Richárd Bodó, player of the local team MOL-PICK Szeged and the Hungarian national team, thinks there is no question that whoever loves handball has a place there in the stands. “You have to see the new arena, it will be a huge experience to watch a handball match in that hall. We were able to go in recently and walk around, brutally sized, anyone who goes there will have their chin dropped, I’m sure of that. The city of Szeged, the handball of Szeged, has already deserved this hall very much, and I am proud that it will host a European Championship group. And matches like that are needed to fill the arena: the French, Croatian and Serbian national teams are very strong, with world stars on these teams. If someone is lucky, they can even take a picture together with them during the tournament. "
According to the key player of the Hungarian national team, it will be possible to gain experiences not only in the new arena during the European Championship. "There are a lot of good restaurants, cafes and attractions in Szeged, who come here to the European Championship, can plan a full-day programme for himselves, they won't be bored, I'm sure of that."
That's what the main person of the town thinks. "Szeged is one of the strongholds of European handball, the team of our city, PICK Szeged is among the best club teams on the continent, and with their outstanding performance they make our whole community proud," said László Botka, Mayor of Szeged. – We in Szeged believe in the community-creating power of sport, we recognize knowledge, diligence and performance. It is a great honor for us to host the best handball players in Europe. We will do everything based on making the teams feel at home in our beautiful city. "
According to Richárd Bodó, this season has been tough in all respects, but he has brought the maximum out of the possibilities with his club team so far, and he expects two good matches against Veszprém. As for the national team: “It is always an experience and an honor to go to the national team, and it is now a very good-spirited team, in which young people already play a significant part. We feel very good in different ways, we feel like it, the mentality is in place, and at the European Championship will be an opportunity for everyone to show what they can do. We want to enjoy the game. ”
The programme of the Szeged group of the European Championship:
January 13, 2022: Serbia–Ukraine
January 13, 2022: Croatia–France
January 15, 2022: France–Ukraine
January 15, 2022: Croatia–Serbia
January 17, 2022: Ukraine–Croatia
January 17, 2022: France–Serbia