Tel Aviv and Belgrade to host 2024 and 2026 European Water Polo Championships

The LEN Bureau has allocated the next two editions of the European Water Polo Championships.

Tel Aviv (ISRAEL) will host the 2024 edition, while two years later the event visits Belgrade (Serbia) again.

In 2024, the event will be held in Israel for the first time.

The country hosted age-group Europeans before – and the European Short-Course Swimming Championships in Netanya in 2015 –, now the local federation is ready to welcome the big showcase in two years time.

Tel Aviv will be the host city, where the local multi-sport arena shall be transformed into a giant water polo venue with a seating capacity of 10,000.

Israeli water polo is on the rise – for the first time ever, both the women and the men teams managed to qualify for the big stage, they will play in Split this autumn at the upcoming edition of the championships.

In 2026, LEN’s major water polo spectacle returns to Belgrade, ten years after the highly successful winter edition.

The venue will be the same, the Belgrade Arena (called Kombank Arena in 2016, today its name is Stark Arena), where the 2016 final saw the highest-ever attendance in the history of aquatics, as 18,473 fans immersed to the excitements of the clash of Serbia and Montenegro for the gold medal.