International Volleyball Federation’s (FIVB) most prestigious Beach Volleyball series coming back to Croatia for the second time this summer…
The Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series, which is part of the FIVB World Tour, will start its 2016 calendar with in Poreč from 28 June – 3 July. Peškera Bay will for the second year in a row host the world’s best men and women beach volleyball players. This year the tournament prize money will be a record USD 800,000.
It will again be more than just a sports event. The fantastic stadium and entertainment in and around Peškera Bay will make it another successful few days again this year. Last year Poreč built five smaller courts and one centre court at Peškera Bay, and all 5,000 seats were jam-packed with fans creating a special atmosphere in the hot summer days.
Lat year the Dutch men’s team and Brazilian women’s teams were victorious in Poreč, while pilot Peter Besenyei took care of the entertainment above the court with air acrobatics, and Felix Baumgartner flew in 2CELLOS in his helicopter on finals day to the court, where they played the Croatian anthem ahead of the start of the finals.
This year’s tournament will be a great introduction to the Olympic Games in Rio. The series this year starts in Poreč before moving to Switzerland and Klagenfurt.