Beach volleyball continues to triumph in Hamburg. After successfully hosting the Swatch World Tour Finals in 2017 and 2018, 2019 promises to become even more spectacular. Nothing less than the World Championships will be battled out in the sands of Rothenbaum stadium, featuring only the best international beach volleyball players. The best 96 teams (48 male and 48 female) will congregate in Hamburg for one of the sports highlights of 2019.
The World Cup in Hamburg
The city of Hamburg had already made history by being the first location to host two consecutive World Tour Finals. In 2019, Hamburg is unrivaled beach volleyball capital of the world. From 28 June till 7 July, both the men’s and women’s single-most important tournament of the year takes place in the Rotherbaum neighbourhood.
It was Hamburg’s local dream team of Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst who played a large part in making the sport so popular in Hamburg. For 2019, Margareta Kozuch will take the place of Kira Walkenhorst, who had to end her career due to injury. They will try to outplay their opponents and make it past the pool play stage into the Round of 32 and beyond.
Next to winning the World Cup in Hamburg Rothenbaum, players can qualify directly for the Olympics in 2020.
Having won three consecutive international tournaments, Norway’s Anders Mol and Christian Sørum are the favourites to win the men’s tournament. Russians Krasilnikov/Stoyanovskiy as well as Semenov/Leshukov have high hopes to win a medal, much like Latvians Samoilovs/Smedins.
For the women’s tournament, Brazilians Agatha/Duda are the favourites, while ranking first in the world. High profile Czechs Marketa Slukova and Barbora Hermannova had to cancel their appearance due to injuries.
Free and Live
The games are free as long as the full capacity is reached. You can acquire day tickets for guaranteed admission. The German TV network Sport1 broadcasts two live games per day (also online at sport1.de), including the finals.
Hallerstraße 89, 20149 Hamburg
Subway U1 or bus route M15, 34, 605 to Hallerstraße
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