Poland has a long tradition in volleyball, with the national team having played a significant role in the development of the sport since their first appearance at the inaugural FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship in 1949.
Krakow is the second largest city in Poland with a thousand years of tradition. It was the former seat of Polish kings and the capital of the country , but it is now an important European metropolis. The passionate volleyball fans of Krakow raise the viewing experience and provide a different kind of energy to the participants in every competition held in its modern sports hall.
Host Venue: Tauron Arena
The Tauron Arena Kraków is the largest sports venue of its type in Poland and one of the most modern sports facilities in Europe. The hall can house some 15000 fans in its setup for volleyball and many more can view the action outside, on the state-of-the-art giant screen which encompasses a section of the stadium.
The arena has been linked to volleyball from the very start. The Poland v Brazil 2014 World League match was the first sporting event hosted by the hall, followed, 2 years later, by the 2016 World League Finals.