Croatia and Varaždin are the hosts of the Golden European League and the Final Four of the men’s European Golden League. This spring, the north of Croatia is becoming the center of European volleyball. Great excitement is felt on the streets of Varaždin, and the whole of Croatia will support our national teams.
“I congratulate the Croatian Volleyball Federation on getting the organization on this competition. One of the major activities of our Ministry is to support such events. Through sports, we also connect some of the activities that Croatia can be proud of in the world. Our young generations through this competition can see what sport can mean to them. Croatia’s advertising from such and similar competitions is measured in billions. We show that we are a safe country, that we are good organizers and a beautiful country. Many can emulate the Croatian Volleyball Federation and learn from them! “– said Tomislav Družak, State Secretary at the Ministry of Tourism and Sports.
For volleyball players, everything starts with competitions in the European Golden League, from May 25, of which the men’s national team will play four matches in Varaždin on May 25 and 26 with Ukraine, on May 28 with Denmark and on June 1 with Spain. The women’s national team in Varaždin will play on the 25th against the Czech Republic, and on May 28 against Slovakia. The Final Four of the European Golden Volleyball League M will be held in Varaždin on June 18th and 19th.
“Varaždin is said to be a city of baroque, music and flowers, but also sports. Many athletes here have left an indelible mark. We look forward to enjoying volleyball in the coming weeks. It is a big step forward not only in sports, but also in terms of tourism. I am sure that together with the athletes we will know and use it! ”– said Anđelko Stričak, Varaždin County Prefect.
“It is nice to host our athletes in this beautiful environment. The organization requires enormous effort and work. We are glad that CEV have recognized it. It is up to us to justify that trust. “We won the award for the best host for last year’s championship!” Said Valentina Bifflin and added: “The war in Ukraine disrupted some plans. We hosted the women’s Ukrainian national team, but we will also host the men’s national team, which will play its home game as the host in Varaždin. The organization of such large competitions brings great progress in the quality of the game, in the senior but especially in the younger selections. As a result of many years of organization, we see much greater interest from the media and the public and a large increase in the number of volleyball players and coaches! “
“We always cooperate well with the Croatian Volleyball Federation. The city of Varaždin with its infrastructure can monitor such events. We always look to pay attention to the ratio of domestic clubs that train here. We are struggling with accommodation capacities, there will be more than 1500 overnight stays. In the vicinity of the city and Međimurje there are accommodations that we believe will be filled. We are especially happy that the national teams of Ukraine will play and we welcome them to our city. When national teams like this come, our citizens are interested in volleyball. Such events additionally animate the youngest to play sports! ”– said the Deputy Mayor of Varaždin Miroslav Marković.
Tickets for the game can be purchased from today in the Eventim.hr system and at the Arena Varaždin box office on the day of the matches at a price of HRK 50.00. “The arena is ready. We were already hosts, and as of today, this Arena is a volleyball home. In cooperation with the city of Varaždin, we have provided all the conditions for the start of the competition! “- concluded the director of the Arena Neven Buljan.