The men Water Polo Final Six Champions' League match in May 2017 will be the very first international event at the Dagály Swimming Complex built as the biggest venue of the 2017 FINA Wold Championship in Budapest, the trial before the World Championship.
Even though the Water Polo matches during the 17th FINA World Championship will be hosted in the Alféd Hajós Complex, the Dagály Swimming Complex, the newest and one of the most modern pool will not miss out from the water polo next spring. Right after the grand opening of the pool something grandiose will take place with certainly high risks.
The LEN Final Six Champions’ League will be hosted second time in Budapest but this time in a brand-new venue will be welcome them. The Dagály Swimming Complex can accommodate 10,000 fans. The ticket sale of the Final Six and the World Championship has already started in November.
There is a big chance of selling a record number of ticket in the history of the Champions’ League which makes the water polo players are very excited to play in the water.
’Every water polo player likes to compete in front of a grand audience, me as well. I have seen the photos of the Dagály Swimming Complex which construction is still in progress, it’s going to be amazing venue. We would like to be at the Final Six with Eger, I think we have made incredible process in the last 2 years, now at the third season of the Champions’ League we could have bigger plans at the Final Six. We still have to get there, train and play more, which won’t be easy. We all are looking forward to competing at spring.’ – said Branislav Mitrovic, the Olympic, World and European Champion goalie of the Serbian National Team and the Team Eger, who could be the biggest star
Aaron Younger, the Australian player of Szolnok will be definitely at the Dagály since his team has a wild card to be part of the finals.
’ I am utterly excited to play in the new pool! I have seen the swimming pool during its construction several times, it looks fantastic right now halfway done, I am looking forward to see it ready. I hope we can compete in front of a larger audience at the Final Six, which will be an amazing tournament in this environment. We will be there at Dagály in May to win. There are many good team taking part so winning won’t be ready but with the help of the Hungarian fans we could bring the trophy to Hungary
The 17th FINA Aquatics Water Polo tournament will be some kilometres far away from the Dagály Complex at the Alféd Hajós Complex. The Media team asked Aaron Younger, the Australian centre player about his expectation of his team at the World Championship.
‘It is going to be frenetic to have the World Championship in a such city, country which adores the water polo. I am looking forward to see such a World Championship with a larger audience because playing in front of a massive public is really uplifting feeling. We still have no information about how many of our teammates would like to retire which makes it harder to pinpoint out our plans. It would make us happy and proud if we could get into the semi-final, we hope to be that lucky.’
Drasko Brguljan, the Montenegrin World Champion and European Champion silver medallist has been living in Hungary for a long time now. He said earlier he was still playing at the Montenegrin team just because the Budapest venue.
’I heard that the new pool will be the most amazing one, I did not have the chance to see it for myself yet but I am sure it will be a perfect venue for the World Championship and the Champions’ League. I would like to be there with the OSC which will demand more training and strength from us but we are strong enough to get through. Hungary is an aquatics empire, I am 100 percent surer that everything will be on point and more than fine during the World Championship. The venue of the World Championship, Budapest has incited me to continue for more than a year at the national team. I do love the city, the culture, I owe a lot to Vasas and OSC, I love to be here and I cannot wait to play here.’