The first ever Women’s EHF EURO to feature 24 teams will be heading to Hungary, Switzerland and Austria in 2024 following a vote by member federations at the Extraordinary Congress in Stockholm on Saturday.
The winning bid fought off competition from Russia and a joint bid from Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia after two rounds of voting to host the event, which will run between 28 November and 15 December 2024.
Of the joint bid only Hungary has previously hosted Women’s EHF EURO events. Hungary, Women’s EHF EURO 2000 champions, held the event in 2004 and co-hosted with Croatia in 2014.
Basel in Switzerland, Innsbruck in Austria and Debrecen in Hungary will host the preliminary round matches, with Budapest and Debrecen the venues for the main round. The finals are set to be played inside a newly-constructed 20,000-seater venue in Budapest, writes eurohandball.com.