Ivan Yarygin Sports Palace to hold the matches of the 2022 FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship
Based on the results of the inspection visits, the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) has approved eight cities that will host the matches of the 2022 FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship: Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Kaliningrad, Yekaterinburg, Kazan, Krasnoyarsk, Novosibirsk and Ufa, with two more cities to be chosen by FIVB within the next year.
'It is great that the volleyball world championship will be held in Krasnoyarsk. The best teams of the men's volleyball in the world will come to us. It is planned that matches will be held in the renovated Ivan Yarygin Sports Palace,' Sergei Alekseev, Minister of Sport of the Krasnoyarsk Territory, said.
The championship will be held from September 11 to 26, 2022, with 24 strongest national teams of the world participating in the event. In the first round, from August 26 to 29, 24 teams will be divided into six groups. Two best teams from each group with four more teams that will have taken the third places with the best additional indicators will go through to the second round—16 teams in total.
In the second round, which is planned to be held from September 2 to 4, 16 national teams will be organized into four groups. By the results of single-round tournaments, four winners of these groups and two more teams that will have taken the second places with the best additional indicators will go through to the third round of the championship. In the third group round, from September 7 to 9, six teams that are still fighting for the awards will be divided into two single-round groups. Best two teams from each group will go through to the semi-finals. On September 11 and 12, semi-finals, final and the third-place matches will be held.
The teams will be qualified according to a fundamentally new system. Russia as the host of the championship and Poland as the world champion are automatically qualified for the competitions. Two best teams from each continental championship in 2021 will also be qualified for the tournament: Europe—2, Asia, Australia and Oceania—2, Africa—2, North and Central America, Caribbean—2, South America—2. 24 teams on the top of the FIVB World Rankings that have not yet qualified for the championship will be able to compete for the rest 12 qualification spots.
'We are delighted to announce that the FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship 2022 will be held in some of the most beautiful and iconic Russian cities,' Ary S. Graça Filho, the FIVB President, said. 'Each of the cities has world-class venues and excellent surrounding infrastructure to ensure our athletes are able to compete at their very best. Volleyball is very popular in Russia and taking the World Championships to cities around the country will allow fans to enjoy the sport first hand, helping to further grow the sport’s popularity and leave a legacy for the regions. Russia has a proven track record in hosting excellent volleyball events and so we are all looking forward to returning for some more exciting action.'
Let us remind that Ivan Yarygin Sports Palace held the Winter Universiade 2019 curling competitions in March 2019. The venue was fully renovated for the Games: the entire building was overhauled and new ice equipment, engineering and cooling systems were installed. After the repair, the venue again features an ice arena suitable for international competitions, which can be transformed into a volleyball, basketball court or a mini football pitch. The number of spectator seats (like a sports hall, the arena accommodates more than 3000 people) and the number of floors of the building was preserved. The architectural solutions in the finishing of facades were also preserved.
Source: Press Service of the Ministry of Sports of the Krasnoyarsk Territory.