2024 Stronger Together
What makes us unique

In our team, trust is a key word. No matter where we come from or what our skills are, this is a value we all share.

 

To organize the flagship event of women’s handball, it is essential to have a truly solid team you can rely on. Bids are submitted, visions are laid down, numbers are outlined, and assurances are made in more than four years prior to the event. Ultimately, trust is something that’s equally important for the host countries, and in terms of trust, it is guaranteed that we are capable of living up to the expectations and to exceed them.

 

 

AUSTRIA

YOU CAN ALWAYS EXPECT PREMIUM QUALITY FROM THIS TEAM MEMBER!

Just as the Alps don’t stop at the border, the same solid values and punctuality surround the traveller all across Austria. Keen on sustainability, Austrians always put effort into delivering quality results regardless of the field of activity. And you can trust it will be so in the future.

 

SWITZERLAND

YOU CAN RELY ON THE FAMOUS PUNCTUALITY OF THIS TEAM MEMBER!

For centuries, reliability has been a connotation of all things Swiss from the punctuality or their timepieces through the sharpness of their knives to the taste of their chocolate. It may sound stereotypical but the basis of all are exist within the Swiss people: always striking for perfection. For this reason, you may rest assured that every given task will be handled with the exact same perfectionism.

 

HUNGARY

YOU CAN TRUST IN THE PASSIONATE ATTITUDE OF THIS TEAM MEMBER!

Though the Alps do stop at the border and punctuality may not be the the first characteristic that comes to the mind regarding Hungarians, you can trust that even a given word is as good as a contract here. Passion can deliver the same results as calculated precision, even if through different paths but the result is the same. Things will be done with wits and heart.

 

This team is bound together by their combined strengths and their mutual trust. This is what we can offer and this is why you can rest assured that the EHF 2024 Women’s European Handball Championship will be in the hands of a worthy team.

Austria has a big tradition in organizing major handball events. Starting in 2005, the Austrian Handball Federation hosted 5 YAC EURO events (W17 EURO 2005, M20 EURO 2006, M18 EURO 2012, M20 EURO 2014, M18 Championship 2018) and the successful Men’s EURO 2010.

At the moment, Austria is working hard to stage – together with its friends from Sweden and Norway to stage the biggest EURO ever: the Men’s EURO 2020. In addition, the preparations for the M20 EURO (to be hosted as the first ever cross-border YAC-event together with Italy in summer 2020)

are also in progress.

During all its events, Austria proved to be a great host offering perfect conditions for all participating teams, officials, fans, and media representatives. Its well-equipped playing arenas are combined with top international standard accommodation, while its professional

OC teams are organizing top events to remember.

 

Austria

Switzerland hosted the Men’s EURO 2006 and though the women’s national never qualified for a EURO or World Championship, this summer saw the U19/20 national team qualify for both the 2020 World Championships and the EURO 2021, and the U17 national team will take part in the EURO 2021 as well.

 

With faith in the young generations, Switzerland looks forward to EURO 2024 with  up-and-coming handball scene of steadfast determination to reach for the stars.

 

switzerland

The Hungarians’ aim goes beyond merely paying tribute to the game of handball. Hungary is a popular choice with international federations for hosting numerous world-class sports events; the country hosted over thirty senior European or World Championship events in the last seven years. Together with Austria and Switzerland, the three countries will host more than a dozen European Championships, World Cups or World Championships among them between now and 2024. Budapest currently holds the title ‘European Capital of Sport 2019’.

HUNGARY
HOST CITIES ARENAS

Olympiahalle, part of the complex of buildings called „Olympiaworld Innsbruck“, can look back on a long history: the hall was already standing in 1964 – built for the first Olympic Winter Games hosted by Austria. 12 years later, in 1976, the hall hosted Olympic competitions yet again.

 

Apart from concerts and ther major events, the hall has hosted many different major sports events as an Ice Hockey World Championship as well as European Championships in volleyball and handball. With its capacity of 8,000 spectators, paired with state-of-the-art amenities and services, the Olympiaworld offers event organizers and sport event operators an overall perfect venue.

 

 • Parking garage

 • Direct connection to the motorway

 • VIP area on several levels with panorama view to the famous mountains „Nordkette“

 • Several meeting areas

 • Ice hockey arena in the same complex

St. Jakobshalle is the most functional and flexible hall / arena in Switzerland with state-of-the-art infrastructure and technology for international events.

 

Total 10 smaller and bigger halls at the St. Jakobshalle with different opportunities.

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The structure can be divided into the following functional elements:

 • Arena hall and visitor areas

 • Sport professional and artist areas

 • Visitor areas

 • Visitor service areas

 • VIP and club areas

 • Media areas

 • Operational areas

 

Tribune STRUCTURE

The hall will have 20,022 spectator seats with adequate visibility. The tribune will consist of 3 tiers, as follows:

 

 • Lower tier with approx. 9,000 seats, partly configured with mobile tribunes

 • VIP tribune seating for approx. 120 guests

 • Upper tier with approx. 10,000 seats

 • Lower tier with approx. 100 disabled spaces

 

LOCKER ROOMS

Six spacious team locker rooms (suitable for ice hockey) with locker booths and showers for 25 persons. Also, with mobile ice baths, massage room. Furthermore, officiating, coaching and artist lockers and other smaller rooms will be included.

Sky boxes, press conferences. The hall will also inclue 46 sky boxes and a press conference room for media personnel, interpreting rooms, and a Mixed Zone as well.

VIP Club and VIP Show room 200-capacity VIP Platinum Club and a 200-capacity VIP Silver Club.

 

Accommodations
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AUSTRIA Innsbruck Olympiahalle Details

Capacity: 8,000

 

MAJOR INTERNATIONAL

SPORTS EVENTS HELD HERE

 

Olympic Winter Games

Ice Hockey World Championship

Handball European Championship

Volleyball European Championship

 

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switzerland - basel sT. JAKOBSHALLE

Capacity: 12,400

 

MAJOR INTERNATIONAL SPORTS E

VENTS HELD HERE

AND FUTURE SPORTS EVENTS

 

Handball World Championship (1986)

European Championship (2006)

World Championship Badminton (2019)

ATP 500 tennis Tournament Swiss Indoors (2019)

UCI Indoor Cycling World Championships (2019)

Longines CSI Basel 2020 horse

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hUNGARY dEBRECEN fONIX hALL

Főnix Hall in Debrecen, Eastern Hungary, is the second largest multi-purpose event hall and sports arena in the country.

 

The arena floor is surrounded by a retractable tribune system on all sides. The building boasts 4+1 elevators, cafeterias and cloak rooms on each level as well as six locker rooms available for special guests, closed commentator stands, background rooms for TV companies, a large storeroom, a restaurant, offices and meeting rooms on the first floor, and 30 VIP boxes.

 

The design of the building and its freight entrance make it suitable for receiving trucks, too.

Főnix Hall is connected to the adjacent Imre Hódos Sports Hall through an underground passageway, so that its facilities, in particular its arena section, can also be used for training and warm-ups during larger-scale events.

 

In 2004 and 2014, the hall also hosted the Women’s Handball European Championship.

 

THEY HAVE PERFORMED HERE

David Copperfield, Joe Cocker, Bryan Adams, Lenny Kravitz, Paco de Lucía, Michael Flatley

Max. Capacity (concerts): 8,000

Max. Sport audience capacity: 6,500

Parking spaces (car): 500

Parking spaces (bus): 30

Large changing rooms for teams: 6

Meeting rooms: 3

Vip capacity: 622

 

 

MAJOR INTERNATIONAL SPORTS EVENTS HELD HERE

Junior Figure Skating and Ice Dancing World Championship (2016)

Speed Skating World Championship (2013)

Ice Hockey Division World Championships (2004, 2005, 2009)

Gymnastics European Championship (2005)

Gymnastics World Championship (2002)

 

hUNGARY bUDAPEST SPORt events

Construction start: 6 September 2019  |  Construction finish: 15 November 2021

The goal of the project is to create multifunctional sport hall with a capacity of 20,000 and a floorspace of 49,700m2, suitable for hosting national and international sports events, grand concerts, shows and entertainment productions, and other events that attract a significant number of visitors. The venue will also have a ground-level car park for 800 cars and a VIP parking section for 150 cars.

The hall will be suitable to host the following sports:

 • Handball, basketball, futsal, volleyball

 • Ice hockey, ice skating

 • Athletics

 • Combat sports, box, wrestling, taekwondo, judo, karate

 • Swimming (a mobile pool can be installed)

 • Tennis, table tennis

 

 

 

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The host countries have different historical backgrounds. Especially when it comes to handball. Hungary have already earned a high position in women’s handball thanks to their numerous international victories, while the Swiss are starting to embrace this honorable tradition. However, all three countries share a vision in common, which is to give women’s handball the attention and popularity it truly deserves, and, more importantly, to encourage the youth to pursue a professional career in handball.

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austria SWITZERLAND HUNGARY stronger together #strongertogether

In a handball team, players work together to achieve a common goal. This requires different roles with different skills. You can rely on these; you always know what to expect from each other. This is how a great team works.

 

We are the same. 3 different countries with 3 different strengths, working as a team towards a common goal: to promote and celebrate women’s handball with a unique event. We strongly believe that all of our different roles are needed to create something great in 2024.

 

You can trust on the world-famous punctuality of the Swiss people, the aimed of all things Austrian, and the passionate creativity of Hungarians. It is a constellation aims towards perfection. With our strengths combined, you can rest assured that the EHF 2024 Women’s European Handball Championship will be unforgettable, because we are stronger together.

 

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We have organized dozens of world-class sports events in recent years. It is no coincidence that among the designed venue cities Budapest was awarded the title ‘European Capital of Sport’ in 2019.

HOME ABOUT US host cities arenas vision CONTACT accommodation
Austria

Austrian Handball Federation

Mobile: +43 650 9371571

E-mail: rabenseifner@oehb.at

Web: oehb.at

 

Switzerland

Swiss Handball federation

Mobile: +41 79 769 23 68

E-mail: jurgen.krucker@handball.ch

Web: handball.ch

Hungary

Hungarian Handball federation

Mobile: +36 20 240 9810

E-mail: gabriella.horvath@handballfederation.hu

Web: mksz.hu