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WCH 2017 mistery: Opening match with 30.000 fans at football stadium?

French Handball Federation has to announce the venues and the cities in which World Championship 2017 will be held, writes The decision has to be publish on Tuesday, but still is unknown, which cities will join Paris, where famous Paris Bercy, after renovation, with 17.000 seats will host the final weekend of the tournament. Some cities as Montpellier or Nantes are the favorites because of the halls with the capacity of 9.000 seats, but it is almost unbeliavable lack of sports hall with capacities over than 10.000 seats in one of the biggest European countries.

FFHB announced last year that the goal will be to reach 500.000 fans during WCh 2017. The only way to to that is to be helped by fantastic football infrastructure. There are some intentions that opening match could be organised on magnificent stadium “Pierre Mauroy de Lille” with 30.000 seats capacity and retractable roof. That would be a new world record on big events organised EHF and IHF…

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