Great expectations for Poreč Major 2017
Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series - part of the FIVB World Tour - is coming back to Poreč for the third time. After the initial success of 2015 and even better Poreč Major 2016, all eyes are on Poreč for the 2017 Major which takes place from 27th June until 2nd July.
Last year there were a record 74,306 visitors to the Poreč Major, an increase of over ten thousand from 2015. The tournament became so popular in 2016 that 1,500 visitors had to be turned away from the men’s final match as the stadium was already at its full capacity of 5,000!
The Poreč Major is the second stop of the Beach Major series after Fort Lauderdale in February and has a grand total prize money of $600,000. Center Court matches are played in the splendid city bay of Peškera with perfect views towards the old town of Poreč - side courts are situated near the Valamar Zagreb hotel and tourist resort Zelena laguna.
The Poreč Major is a great combination of sport and entertainment which gives visitors unmissable Olympic level beach volleyball as well as other events and activities to enjoy in the Beach Village including an unforgettable night party after matches finish. The VIP zone is the place - with a prestige catering service from DO&CO, B2B opportunities are ample in this leisurely atmosphere.
Beach Majors CEO Mr. Hannes Jagerhofer regards Poreč as one of the most important stops of the series and was thrilled by an awesome atmosphere from year one: “Everyone keeps asking me why I choose Poreč as part of our world tour and I tell them to just come and see for yourself why it’s one of the best places in the world. Poreč is a truly unique place to host a beach volleyball tournament.”
Beach volleyball fans from across the globe fans to visit the Poreč Major, especially after the sport’s success at last year’s Olympic games in Rio. The world’s best beach volleyball players world will play in Poreč - including Olympic gold medalists and German superstars Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst in the women's tournament and genius Brazilians Alison Cerutti and Bruno Schmidt. The Brazilians won gold last year and after their total domination in Fort Lauderdale things look set to be pretty spectacular in Croatia!
Fans who visit the tournament gets to stand closer to the players than in any other sport, so much so that they have a feeling that they are part of the match - so don't miss Poreč Major 2017 from 27th June until 2nd July. and soon after the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships 2017 in Vienna from 28th July until 6th August.
For more information: www.swatchmajorseries.com.