Overview of handball tournaments held in Herning
January-February 1978: Men’s World Handball Championship
The ninth (indoor) World Handball Championship and the first one held in Denmark. The championship was played in 23 different cities scattered across almost the entire country, including Herning, where the matches were played in the round B hall in MCH Messecenter Herning.
December 1996: Women’s European Handball Championship
Was played in four Danish cities. Among others, the semi-finals, placement matches, and the final were all played in the round B hall in MCH Messecenter Herning. This was where Denmark won against Norway.
December 2010: Women’s European Handball Championship
Norway and Denmark were joint hosts, and the matches were played in three cities. The main round (group 1), the semi-finals, the bronze match and the final (which saw Norway win against Sweden), were played in the newly-built Jyske Bank Boxen.
January 2014: Men’s European Handball Championship
Was played in four Danish cities, including Herning, which was the home ground for Denmark’s matches during the initial round and the main round. The semi-finals and the final (which saw France beat Denmark), were played in Jyske Bank Boxen.
December 2015: Women’s World Handball Championship
The matches were played in four Danish cities. Denmark’s matches and the final play-off matches were played in Jyske Bank Boxen, when Norway won against Holland in the final.
January 2019: Men’s World Handball Championship
Germany and Denmark were joint hosts. Jyske Bank Boxen hosted 14 out of 15 matches in Denmark’s initial group, including four out of Denmark’s five matches and all nine matches in the Danish main-round group, and placement matches for the 5th and 8th place, including the bronze match and the final.