Polish “Gdansk” and Belgian “Grignard” had a Champions League match in an empty stadium because of the tragic events. About it reports pzps.pl.
On January 13 during a charity concert for the mayor of Gdansk Pavel Adamovich was attacked by a man who inflicted several knife blows to the heart and the stomach. 53-year-old policy has failed to save, he died in the hospital.
Because of mourning in the city initially, local authorities wanted to temporarily transfer a volleyball match, however, after negotiations with the Belgian side, it was decided to play without fans.
Champions League. Group D. 3rd round
“Gdansk” (Poland) – “Grignard” (Maaseik, Belgium) – 3:1 (22:25, 25:22, 25:20, 25:22)
Adamovich was a big fan of volleyball and helped “Gdansk” to get out of financial crisis. Also the mayor was one of the initiators of the construction on the border of gdańsk and Sopot, a 15-strong “Ergo arena”, which has managed to host matches of the European and world Championships.