Azerbaijan - W17 EHF Championship 2023

Baku, the capital city of Azerbaijan, will host the W17 EHF Championship 2023 on 5-13 August.

Foreword of EHF President Michael Wiederer

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Nestled between the Caspian Sea and the Caucasus Mountains, Baku is undeniably a city of breathtaking beauty, earning it the nickname "The Land of Fire." Renowned for its stunning towers that punctuate the skyline, this vibrant metropolis is often likened to a "Second Dubai." Steeped in antiquity and boasting a sizable population of 2.4 million, Baku stands as one of the oldest and largest cities in the East, a testament to its rich history and enduring allure.


Venue: Baku Sports Hall

Capacity: 1,736 seats


Baku Sports Hall, situated in Baku, Azerbaijan, is an impressive indoor arena with a rich history. Formerly known as the Palace of Hand Games until 2015, it stands near the picturesque Baku Boulevard, gracing the coast of the Caspian Sea. Originally constructed in 1974, the arena underwent a significant renovation in 2015, ensuring modern amenities for spectators and athletes alike. With a seating capacity of 1,736, the Baku Sports Hall is conveniently located just two kilometres from the heart of the city's down town: Icherisheher. Over the years, this iconic venue has played a pivotal role in hosting crucial handball games, making it a significant landmark for the sport in the region. Notably, it served as the venue for the 1st European Games in 2015 and the 4th Islamic Solidarity Games in 2017, marking its prominence on the international stage.