The European Athletics Team Championships Super League will return to Poland in 2021 after the Slaski Stadium in Chorzow / Katowice was confirmed as the host venue for the top tier of Europe’s foremost team event which takes place on 19-20 June.
The Super League was due to be held in Minsk, Belarus next year but the Silesia region stepped in after the initial hosts withdrew for technical reasons. This gives Poland the unique opportunity of defending their title on home soil after triumphing for the first time in competition history in Bydgoszcz in August 2019.
The biennial competition will assume a slightly different format in 2021 with the Super League refined from 12 teams in 2019 to eight teams in 2021. Poland will face opposition from France, Germany, Great Britain & NI, Italy, Spain and Ukraine as well as Portugal who secured promotion from the First League in 2019.
The recently renovated Slaski Stadium traditionally plays host to two of Poland’s most prestigious one-day meetings – the Janusz Kusocinski Memorial and the Irena Szewinska Memorial – and the stadium will also host next year’s World Athletics Relays on 1-2 May ahead of the European Athletics Team Championships Super League the following month.