The International Fistball Association is pleased to announce the opening of the Candidature Process for the following events:
• the IFA 2020 Fistball World Tour Finals,
• the IFA 2021 Fistball World Tour Finals,
• the IFA 2022 Fistball U18 World Championships
• the IFA 2022 Fistball Women´s World Championship
• the IFA 2022 Fistball World Tour Finals,
• the IFA 2023 Fistball World Tour Finals and
• the IFA 2023 Fistball Men’s World Championship.
The Candidature Process, which was approved during a meeting of the IFA Board of Directors, will begin with a dialogue phase. Interested bidders have to fill out the online form to express their interest in bidding.
Potential bidders could be national IFA member association, a club or a city in co-operation with a club. IFA invites any city or cities interested in hosting top Fistball events to enter into a discussion with IFA to learn more about the concept and vision of the Fistball events and to examine all key opportunities.
“It is again a great honor for us to be looking for hosts across the world that want to partner with IFA in order to host our top Fistball events, both the World Tour Finals and the Fistball World Championships. These events are the pinnacle of our sport, and bring the World’s best Fistball players to a city,” said IFA President Karl Weiss.
“We have already received interest from individuals but now that the official procedure is underway, we would like to speak in greater detail with interested parties to explore how the events could most benefit their organizers,” IFA President Karl Weiss. “We are confident that in terms of value for money and outlay required, the IFA events represent a very good opportunity.”
“We believe in cost-efficient, sustainable events,” said IFA Secretary Jörn Verleger. “We work closely with the hosts from the very beginning to ensure that the Fistball Family gets events with as many positive, long-lasting legacies as possible.”
The closing date for the submission of Bid Documents is 24 April 2019. The host city of the 2023 World Championship will be elected by the IFA 2019 Congress on 14 August 2019 in Winterthur so that the new host city can attend, and learn from the IFA 2019 Fistball Men´s World Championship Switzerland from 11 to 17 August 2019.
The requirements can be accessed under this link:
World Championships: IFA Regulations World Championships including the IFA – Stadium Regulations as valid from 1 April 2019
World Tour Finals: IFA Regulations World Tour Finals including the IFA World Tour Finals Stadium Regulations as valid from 1 November 2018
Online Form to express interest in Bidding: http://tiny.cc/Bidding_IFA-Events