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Sweden to host Floorball European Championship 2026 in Gothenburg

The European Floorball Championship is back after over thirty years, and it will take place in Gothenburg at the Partille Arena where the women’s championship will be decided in 2026. This was recently confirmed by the International Floorball Federation.

Photo:  Eng Chin AnIFF

The first edition of the European Floorball Championship in over thirty years will be played in 2026. Following extensive preparation by the Swedish Floorball Federation, Göteborg & Co, and the West Swedish Floorball Federation, the board of the Swedish Floorball Federation decided to apply for hosting rights.

The Floorball European Championship has been held twice before between 1994-1995, once for women and twice for men. The tournament was then discontinued in favor of the World Championships. But now, the Floorball European Championship is back.

“We want to lead the way for floorball and look forward to hosting a European Championship where our hope and belief lie in a real celebration. An event that attracts and appeals to many, which is in line with our vision of becoming the people’s sport,” says Märit Bergendahl, Chairperson of the Swedish Floorball Federation.

A fully gender-equal sport by 2030

The Swedish Floorball Federation aims to be a fully gender-equal sport by 2030, and hosting the event is an important piece of that work, explains Märit Bergendahl.

“Swedish floorball is on the rise. We have club teams and national teams that are world-class, and we have high ambitions for the continued development of floorball, where the European Championship will be a significant and important step.”

The shared ambition is to build floorball as a people’s sport and to develop and increase interest in women’s floorball. Gothenburg has a long history of hosting major sustainable events.

“We look forward to a Floorball European Championship in Gothenburg. The focus on making floorball a gender-equal sport aligns well with Gothenburg as the world’s most sustainable destination. It will be championship weeks in Gothenburg with both the Floorball and Volleyball European Championships for women taking place during the same period,” says Magnus Hallberg, Vice President and Event Manager at Göteborg & Co.

Partille Arena has an extensive list of references from sports and international events and has all the facilities required for the championship. The arena also features the latest sound and lighting technology, ensuring a magical atmosphere.

“It’s very exciting that the Floorball European Championship chose Partille Arena for its comeback. It feels especially good that we are contributing to making floorball fully gender-equal by 2030. Now we look forward to an exciting championship,” says Sofia Kinell-Jerpenberg, Event Unit Manager at Partille Arena.