Watch: Fans gear up for historic FIVB Mens WCH opener
A volleyball world record of more than 62,000 spectators attended the match against Serbia, with the majority decked from head to toe in Poland’s national colours, red and white.
The previous record for volleyball attendance was 50,000 at the 1952 World Championships.
“Tonight’s celebrations in the National Stadium in Warsaw have set the new benchmark for volleyball events. We have entered a new era of sport entertainment and innovation never reached before,” FIVB President Ary Graça said following the spectacular event.
Re-live the historic event and watch as fans gear up to attend Saturday’s opening match: