In the heart of Rotterdam, a significant event is set to unfold. The European Para Championships 2023 is on the horizon, bringing together 1500 para athletes from 45 countries. This event, held at the renowned Rotterdam Ahoy, is a testament to the resilience, determination, and spirit of para-athletes.
The championships in detail
The European Para Championships, commonly referred to as EPC2023, is a multi-sport event that showcases the talents of athletes with various physical disabilities. The event is scheduled to take place from 8 to 20 August 2023, with a series of competitions lined up for the participants.
The main venue: Rotterdam Ahoy
Rotterdam Ahoy (Rotterdamse Ahoy) serves as the venue for the championships. This convention centre and arena, located in the heart of Rotterdam, is known for hosting a variety of events, from concerts to exhibitions. For EPC2023, it will transform into a sporting arena where para-athletes will compete and showcase their skills. A valid day ticket is required for access to Ahoy, which can be purchased for €7.50.
Athletes and sports
The championships will feature a range of sports, including Para Judo, Para Archery, Para Cycling, Para Taekwondo, Wheelchair Basketball and Boccia. Athletes from these disciplines have already arrived at Rotterdam Ahoy, ready to compete. The event will also feature other sports, with athletes from across Europe set to participate.
Of course, wheelchair tennis is one of those ten sports! The best European tennis players, including of course the 2023 winner Diede de Groot, will be participating. With preliminary rounds at TV Victoria in Kralingen and the finals on the unique 'city centre court' at Schouwburgplein (12 and 13 August), you can enjoy wheelchair tennis at the highest level.
Directions to Rotterdam Ahoy
Rotterdam Ahoy is conveniently located and easily accessible by various modes of transport. The area surrounding the venue is vibrant, with a variety of amenities available for visitors.
Directions to Schouwburgplein
Schouwburgplein is located in the middle of the city centre. Literally, a stone's throw away from central station.