Official Airport and Arrival Information

The official airport, located at 86 km from the Varaždin, is Franjo Tuđman Zagreb International Airport, where the LOC will provide adequate welcome services.

Welcome Service

Upon arrival at Franjo Tuđman International Airport, the teams will be met by their Team Attachés. The opening dates and times of the Welcome Desk, situated in a front of baggage claim area at the airport will be the following:

Thursday August 8
From 9:00 to 23:00 (according to arrivals schedules)

After collecting luggage, team members will be escorted to the official buses by the welcome desk staff and taken to the team hotel.

The transfer time from the airport to the official hotels is 60 minutes approximately.

General Information

The LOC has made accommodation arrangements for team members in 4 hotels of similar standard.
The hotels will officially open with full services on August 8. If members of your federation are
planning to arrive earlier, please contact the LOC (email: [email protected]) well in advance to make sure specific arrangements are made.

Information Desk

An Information Desk will be located in the lobby of each team hotel with qualified personnel offering relevant information about all aspects of the European Team Championships – 2nd League.

The Information Desks opening hours will be as follows:

Date Opening hours
Thursday, August 8 9:00 to 23:00
(or according to the arrivals schedules)
Friday, August 9 8:00 to 20:00
Saturday, August 10 8:00 to 20:00
Sunday, August 11 8:00 to 20:00
Monday, August 12 8:00 to 18:00
(or according to the departures schedules)

Official Hotels

The official hotels for the European Team Championships – 2nd League are indicated below with the internet address of their home page where further details can be found:

Teams Hotels
European Athletics Family Hotel
Media Hotel

Meals will all be served in buffet style and, to the extent possible, will be similar in all hotels. A large selection of suitable food will be available taking into consideration special diets, religion and culture of the participants.

Meals times shall be as follows:
– Breakfast 6:30 to 10:00
– Lunch 12:00 to 14:30 (11:00 – 15:00 on competition days)
– Dinner 19:00 to 21:30

Note: On Sunday, August 11, on the occasion of the Final Banquet, dinner will be served in the Hostel Studentski dom for all participants.
A late serving provision will be made for those athletes retained at the stadium due to doping controls or protests.
For lunch and dinner, mineral water per person are available free of charge. All other drinks must be paid for.
Accreditation cards will allow access to meals. Furthermore, access to restaurants will only be possible at the hotel where the respective team is staying.

Services in the Team Hotels

Meeting Rooms

Rooms for meeting opportunities are available at all team hotels. Reservation shall be required via the Information Desk at a reasonable time in advance.
To ensure that all teams have access to the meeting room, usage may be limited. Teams requiring any additional service may make separate arrangements through the information desk. There is also the possibility to reserve office/meeting rooms for Teams, with exclusive right for the whole duration of the Championships. Please contact info desk at the hotel.

Rooms for physiotherapy

Dedicated rooms for physiotherapy will be provided for the teams with medical staff to set-up their own massage table.

Internet access

Free internet access will be provided at team hotels.

Welcome Dinner

A welcome dinner will be hosted by Mayor of the City of Varaždin at 21:00 on Friday, August 9. Two persons from each team will be invited. Invitation cards will be included in the welcome bags.

Opening Ceremony

The Opening Ceremony will take place on Saturday, August 10, on the Stadium commencing at 16:00.

Team members are not involved but are welcome to attend.

Victory Ceremonies

The victory ceremony for the three first teams will take place on Sunday, August 11 after the the end of the competition during the Final Banquet. Athletes must wear the official team clothing for the ceremony.

Closing Banquet

The Closing Banquet will take place on Sunday, August 11 at 21:30 in Hostel Studentski dom. Everyone with accreditation or an invitation is welcome to attend.

Teams will be asked to provide full travel details in the final entry system. Teams will also receive a departure form, which should be completed and returned to the LOC Information Desk in the hotel, at least 24 hours before departure, only in case there are any changes to the preliminary confirmed details.

Departure times of the shuttle buses from the hotel will be provided and displayed at the hotel Information Desk.

All outstanding fees, charges and possible other expenses must be settled with the cashier. On the day of departure the LOC Hotel Manager checks the rooms together with the team leaders.

Key dates and General Programme

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 10:00 h
Team Accreditation centre open
Studentski dom
Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 10:00 h
Friday, August 9, 2019 - 12:00 h
Final Confirmation of Entries
TIC - Technical Information Centre
Friday, August 9, 2019 - 12:00 h
Friday, August 9, 2019 - 17:00 h
Orientation Visit and Athletes Training
Stadium Sloboda
Friday, August 9, 2019 - 17:00 h
Friday, August 9, 2019 - 17:30 h
Deadline for submitting written questions for the Technical Briefing
TIC - Technical Information Centre
Friday, August 9, 2019 - 17:30 h
Friday, August 9, 2019 - 19:00 h
Technical Briefing
Studentski dom
Friday, August 9, 2019 - 19:00 h
Saturday, August 10, 2019 - 16:00 h
Opening Ceremony
Stadium Sloboda
Saturday, August 10, 2019 - 16:00 h
Sunday, August 11, 2019 - 21:30 h
Closing Ceremony
Studentski dom
Sunday, August 11, 2019 - 21:30 h
Sunday, August 11, 2019 - 21:30 h
Closing Party
Studentski dom
Sunday, August 11, 2019 - 21:30 h
Monday, August 12, 2019 - All day
Monday, August 12, 2019 - All day
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