Gothenburg - Preliminary Round Host City

Gothenburg is located on the west coast of Sweden – the far-north coffee-loving country famous for elks, stylish design and Volvo cars. The entire city is your venue thanks to its size and that is only one of the reasons that make Gothenburg a leading event city in the Nordic region.

Gothenburg is easily accessible from around the world and is an ideal city for the EHF EURO 2020. Facilities such as the competition venues, hotel rooms, cultural facilities, restaurants and shopping are all situated in the city centre. Gothenburg blends a distinct feeling of charm with the pulse of modern urban life. The city is in the middle of an exciting period of infrastructural development but is also filled with flourishing gardens, historic sites and buildings, magnificent museums and the tram-rattled streets are lined with cosy cafés and restaurants.

Sweden enjoys a stable political, economic and social environment. Gothenburg is a friendly city with an open and hospitable atmosphere. Crime statistics are low. Adding to the feeling of security is also the fact that the general population speaks English, so visitors can rely on being understood in most situations. It is no coincidence that Gothenburg has several times been voted the friendliest city in Sweden.

All within walking distance

A characteristic feature of Gothenburg is the compact city area. Event venues, hotels, restaurants, museums and shopping are all in close proximity to each other and easily accessible from the airport, ferry terminals and railway station. This also makes it natural for the athletes to interact with the people of Gothenburg, not only at the arenas but all over the city centre.

Greater Gothenburg has nearly 12,000 hotel rooms, ranging from budget to five-star. More than 8,000 of these are in the city centre, all within walking distance from arenas, restaurants and shopping districts. Professional organisation is obviously important, but the thing that turns a really good event into a magical experience is world-class hospitality.

When we organise an event, everyone in Gothenburg becomes a host!
Scandinavium arena - In the heart of the city

The 12,000-capacity Scandinavium Arena is located right in the heart of the city. It is a multipurpose arena hosting different sports, concerts and other events. Scandinavium is known for its great atmosphere and central location. Over the years Gothenburg and Scandinavium Arena have hosted many successful handball championships, and we are honored to welcome back the European handball family to Gothenburg.

Hospitality in Gothenburg

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