2015-10-20 10:22:00 CET
All eyes are on the Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series that kicked off its inaugural season in 2015! High-end VIP areas, an interactive vendor village and after parties until sunrise – Beach Volleyball at its highest level, combined with extraordinary entertainment and an outstanding crowd, pushing the athletes to the top of the podiums, that’s what the Swatch Major Series represents.
In 2015 athletes as well as fans got a first glimpse of what the Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series has to offer and the world is excited about what the upcoming season will bring. With three Major Series stops ahead of the Rio Olympic Games the FIVB World Tour will once again find its tremendous finish at the newly created Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals `16 at the end of October.
With some of the most beautiful Side Courts of the FIVB World Tour Season and a fully packed Center Court the first ever Major Series stop, the Poreč Major at the Adriatic coast was a huge success in 2015. Poreč Major being the biggest sporting event ever held in Croatia in terms of numbers of top athletes competing as well as the prize money available – USD 800,000 – the Croatians can´t wait to welcome back the world’s top beach volleyball players from June 28th to July 3rd 2016.
Gstaad Major – where athletes compete at 1000 meters above sea level – will take place at its traditional date, from July 5th to 10th at the scenic alpine location Gstaad is famous for. For athletes, fans and VIPs the after parties taking place in the vendor village are truly a unique experience.
Klagenfurt, Austria, known as the Capital of Beach Volleyball will host its first ever Major Series stop in 2016. Being the benchmark of the Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series it will take place one week earlier than usual, leading into the Olympic Summer Games in Rio. The A1 Major Klagenfurt/Kaernten, hot spot of the summer from July 26th to 31st.
As the Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals in Fort Lauderdale this year, the 2016 stop from October 25th till 30th will offer a Beach Volleyball experience unlike any other the sport has seen before – featuring the top 10 teams of the world per gender. With the biggest prize money in Beach Volleyball history – USD 100,000 for both women and men gold medalist winners. At this tournament, each match is like a final!
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