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Saturday 16 January 2016

European Handball Championship in Katowice January 2016

16th January 2016

Katowice the capital of Upper Silesia- my region - hosts European Handball Championship. Championship started on 15th January. Most matches are played in Katowice but some of them in Cracow which is situated 65k km from Katowice.

Matches are played in Katowice Saucer.

Spdek (meaning "saucer" in Polish) is a multipurpose arena complex in Katowice, Poland, opened in 1971 at ul. Korfantego 35 under the name Voivodeship Sport and Show Arena in Katowice.
Aside from the main dome, the complex includes a gym, an ice rink, a hotel and three large car parks. It was the largest indoor venue of its kind in Poland until it was surpassed by Kraków Arena in 2014. It hosts many important cultural and business events. Music concerts are especially common non-sport events. Spodek can hold 11,500 people, although this number is in practice limited to 10,000 or even 8,000 due to stage set-ups obscuring the view. Its Polish name refers to a flying saucer (its shape resembles a UFO). Spodek is a major contribution to the cultural significance of Katowice in Poland, especially for the younger generations. It has also been used as an unofficial logo for the city on posters promoting redevelopment in Katowice. Spodek is home to HC GKS Katowice ice hockey club in the winter months.

Personally I am not interested in handball but my husband is. The Polish team plays well.

Fan's zone....


  1. I wonder if it is like pat ball that we used to play at school.

  2. We had hand balls courts where I went to boarding college,
    the game was played like squash using your fist to hit the ball.
    Do you have a video of this European Handball Championship

  3. Interesting. Haven't heard of that game but I expect it maybe called something else down here.
    Like the vehicle, pretty colour red.

  4. Don't if that handball is being played here in my country. Husbands love sports and were there to support them. lol. xoxo

  5. Handball was very popular in New York City when I was growing up. We had single-wall courts. When I went away to school, we played on indoor box courts. It was quite an adjustment for me.

    1. Mitchel so you hade opportunity to experience it

  6. Handball is popular here, too. It's very fast paced with balls coming off the wall on all sides of the players. I tried it once but it wasn't for me!