Krakow Arena Hosts World Volleyball Championships Starting Aug. 30

August 29, 2014 - Krakow, Poland

Poland’s Krakow Arena will astound volleyball fans from around the world when the FIVB World Volleyball Championships Group D round robin play kicks off Aug. 31 with third ranked Italy playing 12th ranked Iran.

The Krakow Arena, Poland’s newest indoor arena, is an amazing facilities featuring Europe’s largest outdoor media façade, 5100 square meters of LED strip lighting with a 540 square meter screen over the main entrance and Colosseo’s latest third generation facial recognition biometric turnstiles. Krakow hosts group D led by third-ranked Italy and fourth-ranked America. Belgium, France Iran and Puerto Rico round out the group.

Fans watching the match, both inside and out, will enjoy an unparalleled game presentation on the Colosseo center-hung scoreboard that will feature HD replays, real time statistics and scores from all the matches being played at the Championships. All video is being controlled by the Colosseo Director 16HD that manages 16 separate feeds simultaneously.

The excitement is building in Kraków, Gda?sk, Wroc?aw, Katowice, ?ód? and Bydgoszcz not only because it’s the World Championships, but because Volleyball in Poland has gained in popularity over the last few years. The Polish Men’s team finished runners-up at the 2006 FIVB World Championships in Japan and a year later Katowice hosted one of the best ever FIVB World League Final Rounds.