The host city
The tournament will take place in Debrecen. It is the second largest city in Hungary and also the seat of Hajdú-Bihar county. Debrecen plays an important role in the economy and public administration of the Eastern Hungarian area. The population exceeds 200.000 and more than 5.000 international students study at the local university. Debrecen is a multicultural, dynamic and fast developing town with a great passion for sport. The city council is committed to continuously improve Debrecen’s cultural life and as part of this approach the town hosts several sport related events every year.
Debrecen lies next to the highway M35 so its easy to approach by car or buses from the neighboring countries. Thanks to its central location has a developed public transport network. Beside the region’s largest railway station it has an international airport with weekly flights from Eindhoven, London, Milano, Munchen and Paris. The much bigger Budapest Airport can be reached within two hours by train or shuttles..
Sport Center of Debrecen
The Sport Center of Debrecen was granted “IAAF Elite Training Center” qualification in 2003. The Sport Center has hosted several major international sport events like IAAF World Youth Championships, Modern Pentathlon European Championships, European Women’s Handball Championship, European Aquatics Championships etc. The athletic stadium is IAAF approved, the football stadium was the home stadium of Debreceni VSC in the Hungarian national football league until 2014 and the training field is used by the youth teams of the football club.
The sport complex has four playing areas (athletic stadium, athletic training field, football stadium, football training field). All of them are high quality surfaces that could be used for setting up 7 ultimate fields. In case of severe weather conditions beside the above mentioned fields, two other options could be used as backup fields.
The Sport Center is located in the middle of the culture park of the city. The zoo and the thermal bath can be reached with a 5 minutes walk and provide relaxation after or between games. The thermal bath also includes a Mediterranean adventure water park.