While the top teams in the world are competing for the Paralympic crown at Tokyo 2020, Covid-19 has left the stands completely devoid. In October 2022, however, fans will be able to experience wheelchair rugby’s best in Vejle, Denmark.
Wheelchair rugby is more popular than ever in Denmark, with the national team competing at it’s first every Paralympic Games after successfully qualifying for Tokyo 2020 at the 2019 European Championship in Vejle. That event saw Spektrum arena in Vejle packed to the brim, and the many fans set the perfect stage for an unforgettable tournament that saw Great Britain come out on top.
Next year, Vejle aims to kick things further up a notch for the 2022 World Championship. Once again, the goal is to fill Spektrum and create the atmosphere that is so sorely missed at these Paralympic Games. Fan capacity has been expanded due to high ticket demand experienced in 2019, and the first tickets are available now.
Event director Torben Nygaard is pleased to be able to launch the ticket sales as well as the event website.
– We are really looking forward to hosting the World Championship next year and creating a safe and fun fan experience is a high priority for the organizing team. For the teams competing, there is no better feeling than playing in front of happy fans, and we hope to once again see many Danes as well as travelling supporters in Spektrum, said Torben Nygaard.
President Richard Allcroft of the newly rebranded World Wheelchair Rugby (WWR) said:
– I was so pleased to see that Denmark were interested in hosting the 2022 World Championship. In particular, that we were returning to the city of Vejle. The Danish people and the city welcomed us in 2019 for the European Championship and I remember the spectators enjoying our sport and making plenty of noise. We are now World Wheelchair Rugby and our new brand has been received well. We feel this reflects our sport in a more positive and vibrant way. The focus may well be on the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, but if you want more wheelchair rugby then join us in Denmark in October 2020. My thanks to the organising committee for the huge amount of work and commitment they have put into the event. Especially, through the challenging year that we had in 2020. Of course, we are still working through the challenges of a pandemic and we have every confidence that the 2022 World Championship will take place in a safe environment.
The 2022 Wheelchair Rugby World Championship will take place in Vejle on October 10-16, 2022.
Tickets can be purchased on the World Championship homepage: https://2022wrwc.com/tickets/
Monday 10 through Thursday 13, October 2022, there will be a morning session with free entry and an afternoon/evening session with two or three games in Spektrum with paid admission. A Silver Ticket, which includes entry to all four evening sessions, can be purchased online now for 125 or 200 DKK a piece demanding on choice of seat.
Friday 14 through Sunday 16, October 2022, is the knock-out tournament. A Golden Ticket will allow entry to all the games. Tickets can be purchased online now for 125 or 200 DKK a piece demanding on choice of seat.
Wheelchair users and others needing personal attendance can buy a ticket and bring a personal attendant for free. These tickets can also be purchased online now.
At a later time single day tickets will be available for purchase. More information about the Fans and Family Program will also be announced later on the website.
About the 2022 Wheelchair Rugby World Championship
Denmark will host the 2022 Wheelchair Rugby World Championship in DGI Huset, Vejle. Parasport Danmark (NPC Denmark) and World Wheelchair Rugby (WWR) will organize the event with the Municipality of Vejle and Sport Event Denmark. The event is supported by Parasport Danmarks main sponsors JYSK, Pressalit and Elsass Fonden, as well as Musholm, main sponsor of wheelchair rugby in Denmark.