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Tickets now available for Poland’s Kraków-Małopolska 2023 European Games 21 June to 2 July
This summer we will witness the biggest sports event in the world. We are united to put Poland at the heart of European sport, and in the challenging times we live in, spread the Olympic values of peace, equality, and fair game. For 12 days, from 21 June to 2 July 2, we will deliver an unforgettable experience for fans from all over the world. Don’t miss an opportunity to watch your favorite athletes win medals of the Kraków-Małopolska 2023 European Games.
The Organising Committee under the leadership of the Marshal's Office of Małopolska Region, with the support of the European Olympic Committees, sports federations, government agencies and athletes, is united in creating the III European Games – this year’s biggest sports celebration in the world.
The Games will begin on 21 June and last until 2 July. The opening and closing ceremonies, both planned to deliver a spectacular show, will take place at the Henryk Reyman Stadium in Kraków. Some 7,000 athletes from 48 countries will compete in 29 sports. They will be supported by nearly 6,000 volunteers, as well as 2,000 journalists from all over Europe. The number of fans, on the other hand, will be measured in tens, if not hundreds, of thousands.
The European Games are first and foremost a great celebration of sports. All the biggest names of European sport are expected to be there. Of the 29 disciplines, 12 will simultaneously determine the title of European Champion. This itself guarantees the highest level of competition. In addition, the European Games in 2023 will be an important stepping-stone for athletes on the road to the Olympic Games, with many of the competitions providing qualifications for Paris 2024. The event will also be a showcase of some newer sports that quickly gain popularity around the world, such as padel and teqball.
The largest number of disciplines will take place in Kraków where we will admire, among others, competitions in the extremely popular 3x3 basketball, rugby sevens or canoeing, which will take place in the picturesque area of Kryspinów Waterway. Other exciting competitions include ski jumping, boxing, climbing, beach soccer, beach handball, and of course the “mother of all sports”, athletics, which will be held at the legendary Silesian Stadium.
Registration on sales platform is now available – and the first 10,000 tickets get 25% discount. Regular sales distribution will start at the beginning of April. For every additional information about tickets and programme, please visit the official European Games site: www.european-games.org.
The largest multi-sport event in Poland's history will also be an excellent opportunity to get to know and appreciate the uniqueness and beauty of our country. The Games will be held in unique parts of southern Poland, not only in Małopolska, but also Śląsk, Dolny Śląsk, and Podkarpacie. The location offers splendid venues, magnificent views, historical architecture, and one-of-a-kind atmosphere. Not to mention the highest level of emotions delivered through sport!
Małopolska includes Zakopane – the capital of the Polish Tatra Mountains and winter sports – with unforgettable mountain views that can be enjoyed during the 15-kilometer Dunajec River rafting trip, the stunning Wieliczka salt mine, the magical Babia Góra, the historic Ojcowski National Park, the majestic Trail of the Eagle's Nests full of castles, not to mention a place that needs no introduction – Kraków. The capital of Małopolska impresses with the richness and diversity of its cultural, culinary and entertainment offerings – the city is the most visited tourist destination in Poland. The entire historic centre is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The Kraków-Małopolska 2023 European Games is an important event for the whole country. We have a chance to present ourselves as a friendly and hospitable nation, organising sporting competitions in unique historical places – in the challenging times we live in. With the greatest honour, we will spread positive energy and the love of sport, to hopefully reach younger generations in particular. Fans from all over the world will be welcomed with open arms. Come to support your favorite athletes, get to know some of the most beautiful parts of Poland… and enjoy every moment.
Photos: Marshal’s Office of the Małopolska Region Archive