UEG AWARDS 2019 ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS TO POLISH CITY OF SZCZECIN
Tuesday 02 May 2017
Image credit: Volker Minkus/UEG
The UEG, the European governing body for gymnastics, has awarded the hosting of the men’s and women’s 2019 European Artistic Gymnastics Championships to the Polish city of Szczecin.
This will follow the Glasgow 2018 European Championships, which will feature that year’s European Artistic Gymnastics Championships for men and women at the SSE Hydro arena.
In 2018, around 300 gymnasts from the European Union of Gymnastics’ 50 Member Federations are expected to compete in Glasgow.
At a recent UEG Executive Committee meeting, the bid from the Polish city Szczecin proved favourable for 2019 after a venue check by UEG’s General Director Kirsi Erofejeff-Engman (FIN) and Men’s Technical Committee President Jacky Wischnia (ISR).
With close to 400,000 inhabitants, Szczecin is a city with an extraordinary history and great location.
The competition will be held at the Azoty Arena, home of top teams in futsal, volleyball and handball. Built in 2014, the venue offers space for 5,000 spectators.
At the recent men’s and women’s European Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Cluj-Napoca (ROU), observers from Poland were present and the contract between UEG and the Local Organising Committee was signed.
The 2019 event is scheduled for 10 to 14 April.
In 2018, the women’s event will take place 2, 5, 6 August and men’s event 9, 11, 12 August.
In the summer of 2018 Europe’s top athletes will compete in the inaugural European Championships – an exciting new multi-sport event bringing together some of the continent’s leading sports.
Tickets for both the Glasgow 2018 European Championships and Berlin 2018 European Championships are on sale.