Myrtha transforms Split’s Spaladium from handball centre to water polo mecca
For the 35th European Water Polo Championships the Spaladium Arena – a centre built in 2008 and capable of hosting up to 12,000 people for handball matches – has been transformed into a crowded aquatic centre, thanks to the exclusive Myrtha modular technology that allowed for both a warm-up pool and a competition layout. It’s the perfect scenario for the ultimate in European water polo competition, a competition of the highest level as illustrated by the results of the latest international championships in which the best six European national teams are a practically constant presence in the world’s top eight.
Some 41 years after first hosting this event, Split returns as the continental capital of water polo for two weeks. A city already sought by tourists from all over the world is also adding to the already strong Balkan tradition in water polo, having transformed the Spaladium Arena into an unforgettable event – the most recent, but certainly not the last international event for Myrtha Pools!