EM women's handball 2020

Women's EHF EURO 2020 Handball

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The Women's EHF EURO 2020 is played from 4 to 20 December. The host cities are Trondheim, Stavanger and Oslo in Norway as well as Herning in Denmark. Norway's capital, Oslo, will host the final weekend.

As organisers of the Women's EHF EURO 2020 Norway and Denmark are already qualified for the 16-nation tournament.

Friday 4th December 2020, once again it is all kicks off in Jyske Bank Boxen, when Denmark play their opening match of the Women’s European Handball Championship.

Denmark and Norway will be joint hosts of the event. Both countries will play matches in two groups during the initial rounds and one main round, while the weekend of final play-off matches will be held in Oslo.

Jyske Bank Boxen will host Denmark’s initial group and the main round, featuring the best teams from the two Danish groups. It has not yet been decided where the other initial round in Denmark will be played.

Fun fact, Herning and Jyske Bank Boxen are the first city and arena in the world to have hosted the four great handball championships: the European Championships and the World Championships for both women and men. Thus, the European Championship in December 2020 will mark the 10th anniversary of the first time a big competition was held in Jyske Bank Boxen.

Visit the official site women2020.ehf-euro.com

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Photo: Lars Møller, MCH

One great event

In Herning, we are looking forward to once again being the Danish hosts of a large, international handball championship. We hosted the Men’s World Handball Championship in January 2019, at which the Danish national team convincingly won the gold medal.

- We are proud that DHF once again chose Herning to be the host city of such a great, international tournament. It will be the fifth time in ten years that the home ground for a Danish national handball team will be at Jyske Bank Boxen and it is always a pleasure to experience the commitment of DHF, and of the players, of course. We look forward to hosting a great party for people from all over the country in December 2020, says the mayor of the Municipality of Herning, Lars Krarup.

Of course, the return visit also brings joy to MCH A/S, who run Jyske Bank Boxen.

- A big congratulations to DHF and Denmark for yet another big tournament. We love handball and championships and we rejoice in the fact that DHF has once again put such trust in us, says Georg Sørensen, CEO of MCH A/S, and he reiterates:

- We look forward to welcoming the international teams and the fans, and we will do our best to create a home ground for all of Denmark in close collaboration with DHF and the Municipality of Herning.


Welcome to Herning

We hope you enjoy your stay while you are here in Herning for the tournament. We will do our best to make you feel welcome whether you visit a museum, a local restaurant or stay at one of our nice hotels.

Restaurants and cafés

When you get hungry, Herning has a lot of different cafés and restaurants to choose from. Most restaurants are situated in Østergade and Bredgade in the city center.

Experience Herning

Visit the international art Museum HEART - Herning Museum of Contemporary Art or stop by the Textile Museum in Vestergade and learn about the textile history of Herning.

Book accommodation

In Herning you will find many great hotels, Bed and Breakfast and Holiday homes, where you can stay during the Women's EHF Euro 2020 Handball.

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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.