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Poland eyes hosting World League match at 58,500-seat National Stadium

Poland's National Stadium
 Warsaw, Poland, December 14, 2012 – The Polish Volleyball Federation has unveiled an ambitious plan to stage its June FIVB World League matches against Brazil at the National Stadium in Warsaw. 

The idea is still in its formative stages and much research and many tests must be undertaken before the 58,500-seat stadium can be confirmed as a World League venue.

On Friday, Polish national team coach Andrea Anastasi visited the stadium along with his assistant coach Andrea Gardini, PVF Secretary General Andrzej Lemek, World League Technical Director Waldemar Kobienia, Polish national team official Andrzej Wołkowycki and manager Hubert Tomaszewski. 

The group inspected the stadium and its facilities to assess the viability of playing a volleyball match there.

“Organizing a volleyball match at the National Stadium is a great idea,” Anastasi commented. “It will be an amazing performance. I really want to play here, even though I realize it will not be an easy task from an organizational point of view. I like the stadium. We have been in the stands and the visibility is really good.”

The next step is to arrange a test match at the stadium, which could pave the way for the June Poland-Brazil match to be watched by around 60,000 spectators.

Poland’s National Stadium was completed in November 2011 and was used as a venue in the Euro 2012 football tournament. It also hosts theatre performances and rock concerts. 


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