Kolding - Preliminary & Main Round Host City

The Women’s EHF EURO 2020 welcomes handball fans to Kolding, a seaport city located at the head of Kolding Fjord in the Region of Southern Denmark which will host preliminary and main round of the compeitition.

The city with its 60,000 inhabitants is one of the oldest settlements in Denmark and even today the 13th century ruin of Koldinghus tells the story of a thriving town with power and prosperous trade surrounded by breathtaking scenery.  

The history of Kolding can be traced back to the year 1231, when the city appears in writing in King Valdemar's book of land taxation. Back then, Kolding was located in the outermost border area of Denmark and therefore the town had a strategic importance for former kings and queens. The city developed into a thriving trades- and crafts city, which still characterizes Kolding today. Kolding is also known for design and architecture.

The name "Kolding" probably stems from the words "cold water" - it is assumed that it refers to Kolding River, which flows through the city.

Are you into history, design, culture? Shopping? Gastronomy? Or wellness? Kolding has it all, so you won't be bored. Kolding is surrounded by forests, fjords and beaches, which invite to be used.

Learn more about Kolding, where to eat and where to stay 

Sydbank Arena 

Koldinghallerne SYDBANK Arena is a recently renovated sports centre with three sports halls, ten bowling alleys and a recently constructed sportel with 55 well-appointed and well-equipped double rooms on four floors, all with private bathroom, hairdryer, internet and TV. The total construction is approx. 6,000 m2 spread across three floors.

The 5,000-capacity Sydbank Arena is no stranger to handball, having previously hosted matches during the 2015 women’s World Championships. and is the home to handball club KIF Kolding. 

In December 2015 Kolding was one of four host cities for the tournament, with 20 thrilling matches played in Sydbank Arena.

Both Kolding and Sydbank Arena are looking forward to once again hosting a championship, this time for the EHF.

Sybank Arena’s website