Stavanger Norway Grand Slam beach volleyball
a week in June - July the FIVB World Tour beach volleyball event comes
to Stavanger, for the Norway Grand Slam event.
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the first couple of years it was just the men that competed here, but now
it is both men and women.
It brings a great atmosphere - and Stavanger is popular with the players - made even more special by the visits of large cruise ships in the harbour most days. It also has one of the biggest prize-money purses.
When: Monday 28 June - Sunday 4 July 2010
Where: Vaagen harbour in central Stavanger
Website: (norsk) www.wtstavanger.com
In the days before the beach volleyball tournament a ship arrives in town carrying sand, which is then placed half a metre deep around the harbour, where the courts (about 10 of them) will be.
In 2006 there was a barge in the harbour with 2 courts and a beach-bar - a nice addition.
It takes about three weeks to build the main stadium, which closes the road on the north side of the harbour.
Distance from Stavanger: 0 km
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event is held around the main harbour, close to Gamle
Stavanger and many other great
places to visit in the area.
Kids Verdict: This is fun to watch for a while - especially with the music and atmosphere of the main stadium.
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