Europe’s most important waterpolo competition enters a new dimension this season: the finals of the Champions League will be contested in a Final Six format. The city of Barcelona, a world-renowned water sport venue that successfully hosted the FINA World Swimming Championship in 2013 and 2003, in addition to the 1992 Olympic Games, will host the waterpolo “party”.
From 29 to 31 May, the Picornell Pools will host Europe’s top six teams at an event that will no doubt be sizzling with excitement. Prior to that, starting on 23 May, the Village will get things warmed up by encouraging the entire city to participate in the event. Located in front of the Club Natació Atlètic-Barceloneta in the Plaza del Mar and decorated in the purest Mediterranean and Port of Barcelona styles, with a cool vibe, imposing ocean containers and stands made of wood and pallets. One of its most prominent features will be a state-of-the-art pool and there will also be a variety of gastronomic options.
From an athletic point of view, the quality and competitive level of these finals will be an exceptional draw for fans, who will have the chance to witness the duel between Europe’s most powerful male waterpolo teams. More specifically, there will be two Serbian teams, two Italian teams, one Croatian and one Spanish team: Radnicki and Partizán; Pro Recco and Brescia; Primorje and CN Atlètic-Barceloneta. There will also be a Kids Final, a waterpolo tournament for kids up to 14 years of age that will take place from 30 May through to 1 June at the Sant Sebastià pool.
Alongside AstralPool/Fluidra, the event’s main sponsor, the CN Atlètic-Barceloneta is handling the organisation of this first Final Six of the 2014 Waterpolo Champions League, a celebration that offers waterpolo fans the chance to experience the emotion and the showmanship of high level competition.
This is, without a doubt, a wonderful opportunity to enjoy some magnificent days of waterpolo, the city of Barcelona and the unique experience of this championship.