2,700 fans allowed per day at EuroHockey Championships in June

The Koninklijke Nederlandse Hockey Bond (KNHB) and European Hockey Federation (EHF) announced today that tickets are now on sale for the EuroHockey Championships 2021. The Championships for men and women will be played from 4th – 13th June in the Wagener Stadium in Amsterdam. 

In consultation with the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, NOC * NSF, and the two municipalities of Amstelveen and Amsterdam, the KNHB and EHF have drawn up a plan that makes it possible to admit approximately 2,700 spectators per match day.  

These spectators will be placed in households and the mandatory 1.5 meters distance between households will also be taken into account throughout the venue. In addition, we understand currently that all spectators can only be admitted to the event upon showing a negative COVID19 rapid test. 

In 2017, the atmosphere was electric with more than 9,500 spectators present every day during the EuroHockey Championships, this time far fewer people can be present, due to the COVID19 restrictions.  

At the KNHB, however, enthusiasm predominates the mood about the fact that ticket sales can start and hockey fans can enjoy the matches in the stadium. Erik Gerritsen, KNHB General Director: “In recent months, we have discussed various scenarios with the national and local government. The joint authorities have now given us permission to start ticket sales. At the moment we assume that we will be able to admit a limited number of spectators every day, but who knows, maybe more will be possible at the end of May. But even with a limited number of spectators, the atmosphere in the stadium will be great.”  

Gerritsen has also made agreements if the developments surrounding COVID19 throw a spanner in the works and the public is not allowed. “We don’t assume that now, but if that negative scenario evolves, we guarantee that the ticket buyers will get their money back. We have also agreed this with the national and local government.” 

Angus Kirkland,  Director General of the European Hockey Federation (EHF) said “We are pleased that ticket sales have started. The EHC is the pinnacle event on our calendar. It will be a Championship like no other but we are sure that we can run a safe and fun event, with spectators back in the stands where they should be!”  

Where can I buy tickets?

Tickets can be purchased through the tournament’s official website, www.rabo-eurohockeychampionships2021.nl