Welcome to a new era in handball championships

32 Teams / 3 host countries/5 cities


Croatia, Denmark and Norway have long been leaders in handball, cultivating a unique handball culture that is embedded in the daily lives of all citizens. From young to old, handball is at the heart of the countries and our hearts are beating stronger and stronger as we prepare to host the IHF World Championship together.


Our vision

The decision of a joint organization is based on a strong wish to set new standards for a Men’s World Championship. We strongly believe that our experience as hosts of international championships and especially our long-lasting traditions of men’s handball joined in one World Championship will increase the quality and the possibilities. Participants, media, partners and spectators will experience a World Championship of new dimensions regarding full arenas, new market opportunities, new ideas and not least of the celebration of handball. With this strong foundation and bearing in mind the experience of our three federations, we can secure the perfect conditions for all teams and officials with regards to board, accommodation, training, transport and all other areas. All requests will be complied and handled with consideration and respect. All aspects to a successful World Championship have been well considered and are introduced in our event concept.

Venues Croatia

Venues Denmark & Norway

Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning

Jyske Bank Boxen at MCH has a capacity of 15,000 spectators with its impressive 28,000 square meters is designed to host a huge variety of events such as sports, concerts, shows and entertainment. Arena hosted the final games of the IHF Men’s World Championship 2019, EHF Woman’s European Championships 2020 and the IHF Woman’s World Championship 2023.
Capacity: 15.000 for Handball
Distance to Bilund Airport: 55 km.
Distance to city centre: 4 km

Unity Arena, Baerum Oslo

Unity Arena (formerly Telenor Arena) has a capacity of more than 13,000 spectators and is situated approximately 10 km from the city centre of Oslo. Unity Arena is a multi-use indoor stadium located at Fornebu, Baerum by the beautiful Oslo fjord and has hosted a variety of events such as sports, concerts and shows. Capacity: 13,950 Distance to Oslo Airport: 55 km. Distance to city centre: 10 km.
Capacity: 13,950
Distance to Oslo Airport: 55 km.
Distance to city centre: 10 km.
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