The ceremony in Aleja is planned a few hours before the match between Poland and Mexico. Krzysztof Ignaczak, Artur Szalpuk, Damian Schulz and Robert Prygiel will also appear there. The ceremony will be accompanied by a performance by a mining orchestra.
– Katowice is the Mecca of Polish volleyball. In the legendary Spodek Arena, Polish volleyball players won the world championship in 2014, and last year the bronze medal of the European championship. I hope that thanks to our great fans and their encouragement, Spodek will fly away again – said Marcin Krupa, mayor of the city.
On September 10 and 11, a Fan Zone with a capacity of three thousand people will be opened at the Monument to Silesian Insurgents. The semi-final matches and medals will be displayed there on a large screen. Due to the launch of the zone, buses and trams will run more frequently near Spodek.
The group rivals of Poles in Katowice will be Bulgaria, Mexico and the USA. The teams from Serbia, Ukraine, Tunisia and Puerto Rico will also compete in Spodek. The meetings of the other four groups will be played in Ljubljana. On September 2 and 3, Polish volleyball players will play friendly matches with Bulgaria in the Katowice hall.
There will be no watching championship matches “under the cloud” in Gliwice, which will host the 1/8 and 1/4 final matches.
“We were talking to Polsat TV about the organization of the» Fan Zone «on the Market Square. Unfortunately, due to the very high cost of the license for public broadcasting and the lack of certainty about the weather conditions, we gave up this idea,” Gliwice spokesman Łukasz Oryszczak told PAP.
The local government of Gliwice is preparing a website for fans who will come to the tournament. “It will contain useful information for the guests about the city and a description of attractions and events that will take place during the tournament. The aim is to encourage guests to stay in our city for longer, not only during the meetings in the hall. companies running restaurants or providing other services in the leisure industries. We will put information about their offer on the above-mentioned website if they decide to grant a 10% discount to tournament fans who have tickets for matches played in Arena Gliwice “- added the spokesman. The website should be launched at the end of the week, in Polish and English.
Polish volleyball players in Katowice Spodek became world champions eight years earlier. The team led by coach Stephane Antiga on September 21, 2014 defeated Brazil 3-1 in the final.
From backyard pitches to the Ministry of Sport and Tourism. Kamil Bortniczuk admits that the minister’s portfolio is the fulfillment of his youthful dreams. – When someone asked me years ago who I would like to be in sport, I said: I would like to be a minister – he recalls in an interview with Łukasz Kadziewicz.
Source:PAP / cables
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