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Enjoy the fan experience at the VELUX EHF FINAL4 2018

The VELUX EHF FINAL4 is the undisputed highlight of European club handball and one of the most prestigious sports events in Europe. Fans from across the globe gather to celebrate when Europe’s top teams fight for the coveted trophy of the VELUX EHF Champions League.

The VELUX EHF FINAL4 2018 will take place on 26/27 May 2018 at the LANXESS arena in Cologne.

Cologne is a city that lives from its versatility, whether culture, sports or nature; everybody will find something to enjoy the city on the Rhine. More information about the city: www.cologne-tourism.com

 

Conversion from a playing court to a concert stage, an ice rink or a unique cinema within hours - these experiences from many world renowned events distinguish the LANXESS arena and makes this multifunctional event stage in the heart of Europe so unique. The arena also has extensive handball history, where many handball stories have been written. Unforgettable moments and events have made this multifunctional arena renowned throughout the world.

The LANXESS arena can be reached via car or public transport.

Your ticket is valid for local travel in Cologne on both match days.

The access to the fan areas is via Entrance South, West or North – please pay attention to the sign posts.

Address: Willy-Brandt-Platz 3, 50679 Köln, Deutschland

Public Transport

Tram lines 1, 3, 4, 9 and Bus lines 150, 151, 153, 170, 250 and 260 all stop at the stations Bahnhof Deutz / Messe, Köln-Deutz or Deutz-Kalker

Parking possibilities

LANXESS arena's car parks P1-P4 are signposted. You can access them via Opladener Strasse through the LANXESS arena tunnel.  Parking charge is 1,30 € per hour and payable before leaving the garage.

More information about the LANXESS arena: www.lanxess-arena.de

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Programme

Enjoy the fan experience at the VELUX EHF FINAL4 2018

Opening Party | Friday

17:30 hrs Doors open to the VELUX EHF FINAL4 Opening Party
18:00 hrs Show starts on stage in front of the LANXESS arena

Start your handball weekend together with many other fans for the VELUX EHF FINAL4 on Friday evening in front of the LANXESS arena in Cologne. The Opening Party offers live music by the cologne band Querbeat, the team presentation and the opportunity to experience the players as close as never before. Secure some valuable autographs and photos to prepare for a unique weekend. The VELUX EHF FINAL4 starts at the Opening Party – be part of it: tickets via the LANXESS arena or online (link: ) or at the ticket-hotline +49 (0)221 80 20 for EUR 7 (plus EUR 2 service charge) including one free drink (kids: EUR 5).

Playing Times | Saturday & Sunday

Saturday, 26. May 2018:

  • 15:15 hrs Semi-final 1*

  • 18:00 hrs Semi-final 2*

* Pairings will be revealed at the draw event on 2 Mai 2018

Sunday, 27. May 2018:

  • 15:15 hrs 3/4 placement match

  • 18:00 hrs Final

Fan Village | Saturday & Sunday

The fan zone of the VELUX EHF FINAL4 invites you to enjoy the atmosphere around the arena. Visit various food stalls and try a variety of activities about handball. The Fan Village of VELUX EHF FINAL4 offers action beside the matches.

Activities are installed at the following booth numbers

1:  Vietentours information counter

Vietentours, official travel partner of the VELUX EHF FINAL4, introduces its special offers.

2: 2019 IHF Men's World Championship

Win 2 x 2 exclusive tickets for the opening game in Berlin! #STANDOUT and be part of the handball world championship 2019 in Germany and Denmark. Look out for the GER/DEN-Booth and take a memorable picture of you and your friends! 

3: VELUX - A Daylight & Fresh air kick to the Indoor Generation

Try the photo booth and get a windy boost to your weekend of VELUX EHF FINAL4.
Experience the VELUX EHF Champions League trophy – up close on Sunday from 17:00 to 17:30 hrs. Get your picture taken with the trophy!

4: Gorenje

At the Gorenje stand inside the arena the fans have the chance to try their handball skills. Throw the ball into an image of the washing and drying machine and win #simplyfans gadgets.

5/12/15: Cashback World

Get to know everything about the VELUX EHF FINAL4 Cashback Programme. Register for free and secure Cashback and Shopping Points for sensational deals with every purchase you make at Loyalty Merchants! On top, you can win tickets to the VELUX EHF FINAL4 2019 by posting a picture of your favorite moment with #cashbackehffinal4.

6/13: Official Merchandise by Salming

Grab yourself an exclusive piece of the Official Merchandise range 2018 and take it home with you. Be fast to purchase one of the limited T-shirts with the four club logos printed on the back.

7: SELECT Ball sales

Get the new match and replica ball for the 2018/19 season of the VELUX EHF Champions League. Buy it on-site and you will have it before the official sale starts.

8: VELUX – Let´s Play!

Discover VELUX’ Let´s Play campaign, score 3/3 goals from three metres and receive a great VELUX price (limited edition for the event).

9: Plan International Photo box

Joint the team! Take a fan selfie with the Plan International Photo Box and be part of the VELUX EHF Champions League Mosaic made of selfies from Europe’s most enthusiastic handball fans!

10: City of Cologne

Meet the mascot TropS, official sports mascot of the city of Cologne and get useful information about the city and the Cologne sports year.

11: Sky information counter

Get the latest information about Sky, register for their offer and watch all matches of the German teams in the VELUX EHF Champions League 2018/19 live.

F1: Stage

F2: SELECT SpeedGoal

Take the challenge at the SELECT stand in front of the arena and test your skills at the SpeedGoal.

F3: VELUX Shooting Wall - Shoot me 5!

Prove your handball skills and try to shoot into all five holes. Discover the photo by hitting all 5 targets and win VELUX gadgets.

F4: Gorenje activation – Fridgie

Try out the special photobox in the form of a Gorenje fridge and get your fridgie taken as a memory of the event.

F5: Cashback World Handball darts

Give your best, throw the three balls and reach a new high score. Use the chance to win behind the scenes tours during the VELUX EHF FINAL4 weekend and tickets for the VELUX EHF Champions League season 2018/19.

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Tickets 2019

Tickets for the 2019 edition go on sale

After a sold out VELUX EHF FINAL4 2018 tickets for the 2019's edition goon sale.

The VELUX EHF FINAL4 is the indisputable highlight of the European club handball season. Over two match days, Europe’s four best teams face off to earn the prestigious VELUX EHF Champions League trophy.

In 2019, the event will celebrate its 10th anniversary and first tickets for this event will go on sale already this Saturday just a few hours before the first semi-final game between HBC Nantes and Paris Saint-Germain Handball. At 11:30 the ticket shops counters in the LANXESS arena will be open.

Fans not present at the VELUX EHF FINAL4 2018 will not need to wait long as the online sales will follow already one day after the final on Monday at 10:00 hrs.

Experience the great atmosphere of this sporting highlight and be part of the spectacle when 19,750 fans in the LANXESS arena cheer for the world’s best handball players as they strive for victory at the VELUX EHF FINAL4 2019.

The event will take place on 1/2 June.

Prices for the 2019 event are:

Premium: €345 (red)
Category 1: €295 (yellow)
Category 2: €215 (purple)
Category 3: €155 (orange)
Category 4: €75 (green)

Ticket purchases are limited to a maximum of four tickets.

 

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VIP

Experience unforgettable moments as VIP at the VELUX EHF FINAL4 2018

Handball fans have the unique opportunity to experience the VELUX EHF FINAL4 on 26/27 May 2018 when the event is returning to Cologne’s LANXESS arena. Celebrate the best four men’s teams in European club handball in spectacular fashion as VIP guests.

When the teams are playing to decide the ultimate winners of the VELUX EHF Champions League you have the opportunity to experience the unique atmosphere in the LANXESS arena Cologne together with your clients, partners and friends and establish new relations in an ambience of sporting peak performance.

The exclusive VIP arrangements allow you to feel the emotions of victory and success very closely. Be there when 20.000 enthusiastic fans watch the world’s best handball players competing for the prestigious VELUX EHF Champions League title.

Experience an unforgettable weekend with VIP packages tailored to your needs:

VIP Box
  • Prestigious VIP box equipped for 12, 14 or 16 people
  • Four top level matches over two days (Semi-finals, 3/4 Placement match, VELUX EHF Champions League Final)
  • Discreet ambiance for conversation
  • Personal assistance for you and your guests
  • Excellent catering
  • Perfect view of the ground
  • VIP parking tickets available on request
VIP ticket Backstage
  • Seats in the exclusive VIP area
  • Four top matches over two days (Semi-finals, 3/4 Placement match, VELUX EHF Champions League final)
  • Access to backstage VIP-Restaurant
  • Excellent catering
  • Networking in an informal ambience
  • VIP parking tickets available on request

For further information please download the official VIP flyer or contact EHF Marketing via email ehfFINAL4@ehfmarketing.com or VIP Hotline +43 1 80 151 216.

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Entertainment

Be part of the show

The VELUX EHF FINAL4 2018 is approaching fast. Thousands of spectators will be witnessing the fight for the crown of the VELUX EHF Champions League 2017/18.

Every step of the way: The new VELUX EHF FINAL4 App holds all information until the event is finally here. Discover what awaits you in Cologne and watch exclusive content before and during the event. Regardless whether you are live on-site or following the matches at home, the app will keep you up-to-date.

Win prizes daily in the Fan zone function from 7-25 May or vote for your favourite ‘Player of the Match’. Take part in the big prize draw after the event for a chance to win VIP tickets to the VELUX EHF FINAL4 2019.

Activate the ‘light show‘ function and become a part of the Opening Shows. Together with all other fans you can create a spectacular light show in the LANXESS arena. When prompted by the stadium announcer, navigate to the “Light Show” feature within the “Fanzone” section in the app. Then point the screen towards the field and experience the magic: Your phone – along with all other fans’ phones – will together create an amazing, colorful smart phone Light Show.

To capture the moment, allow your phone to record a video with your front facing camera when prompted. The video will be automatically stored in your library. Make sure you share the video in social media with #ehffinal4

Be a true fan and contribute to the Entertainment program!

The app is available to download for iOS and Android devices.

The US band Welshly Arms from Cleveland, Ohio, has been revealed as the top music act to perform at this year’s season finale. Welshly Arms will perform their hit ‘Legendary’ as well as their new single ‘Sanctuary’ on the final day of the event, Sunday, 27 May just before the release of their new album ‘No Place Is Home’.  Do not miss the performances – the Opening Shows start 15 minutes prior to the matches.

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Merchandise

VELUX EHF FINAL4 2018 Merchandise

The Official VELUX EHF FINAL4 2018 merchandise collection consisting of two different women’s tees, a women’s hood, two different tees for men’s, a men’s hood and socks are available online at merch.ehfcl.com as well as at the VELUX EHF FINAL4 at the LANXESS arena in Cologne on 25, 26 and 27 May 2018. During the weekend of the VELUX EHF FINAL4 a special limited version of the tees will be available (only on-site).

All products are produced by Salming and designed with a lot of attitude and confidence. They all have exclusive details such as the woven competition badge and logo prints.

The prices vary from € 8,- for socks, for the tees € 20,- and € 50,- for the hoodie.

VELUX EHF FINAL4 T-Shirt Women, Navy Blue/White, Regular, 100% Cotton

 Comfortable t-shirt made in a soft cotton fabric. Embellished with Official VELUX EHF FINAL4 prints.

VELUX EHF FINAL4 T-Shirt Men, Navy Blue, Regular, 100% Cotton

Comfortable t-shirt made in a soft cotton fabric. Embellished with Official VELUX EHF FINAL4 prints.

VELUX EHF FINAL4 T-Shirt Men, Grey, Regular, 75% Cotton/25% Polyester

Comfortable t-shirt made in a soft cotton/polyester blend fabric. Embellished with Official VELUX EHF FINAL4 prints.

VELUX EHF FINAL4 Hoodie Women, Navy Blue, Regular/Loose, 80% Cotton/20% Polyester

Comfortable hoodie made in a brushed cotton/polyester blend. Made with a full zip in metal finish at front and a contrast colored fabric inside the hood. Embellished with Official VELUX EHF FINAL4 prints.

VELUX EHF FINAL4 Hoodie Men, Navy Blue, Regular/Loose, 80% Cotton/20% Polyester

Comfortable hoodie made in a brushed cotton/polyester blend. Made with a full zip in metal finish at front and a contrast colored fabric inside the hood. Embellished with Official VELUX EHF FINAL4 prints.

EHF CL Advanced Indoor Sock, Navy Blue, 35 % Polypropylen, 34 % Cotton, 28 % Nylon, 3 % Elastan

Anatomically knitted for excellent fit. Powered with Salming Coolfeel™. Featuring Coolmax, arch supporting knitting technology and ergonomic fit. Available in sizes 35-38 and 43-46.

 

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Safety regulations

Safety regulations of the VELUX EHF FINAL4 2018

Due to safety reasons it is important for fans to know that there is a restriction on bags (handbags, backpacks, etc.) that are larger than A4 size. These are not allowed inside the arena.

Cameras and small video cameras are permitted but only for personal use. Professional camera equipment (including stands) is not allowed.

Laser pointers, whistles and any kind of fireworks or pyrotechnics are not permitted.

Food and drinks as well as bottles, cans and glass items may not be taken into the arena. An exception will only be made for medical reasons (with doctor’s note) or for items required for the care of babies/young children.

The carriage of flags, horns and drums is restricted. Drums and big stall flags (fire protection classification B1 – flame retardant!) are permitted upon accreditation only. Block stall flags and drums have to be declared to the clubs in advance of VELUX EHF FINAL4 and have to be transmitted to the organizer by the clubs. The corresponding accreditations can be collected at the event in the Accreditation Office.

Flags with pole length from 1,5m, megaphones, gas fanfares, electric horns, vuvuzelas and such are strictly prohibited. Allowed are only horns (no gas fanfares or electric horns) and small flags to pole length 1,5m.

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