OPENING CEREMONY

 
 
The Opening Ceremony promises to be a wonderful evening highlighting the athletes, with performances by Koen Herfst, Chris Deluxe and none other than Matt Simons! The ceremony will be presented by ambassador of the WPFG2022, Ellie Lust and Jan Versteegh, a Dutch presenter.

The Opening Ceremony takes place at Stadion Feijenoord, also known as 'de Kuip'. This is the home ground of soccer club Feyenoord, the biggest club in Rotterdam. The stadium was opened in 1937 and has seen many legendary matches and events. The World Police & Fire Games will soon be part of this.

Date: 22 July 2022
Location: Stadium Feijenoord, De Kuip
Time: 19:00 / 7 p.m.
Doors open: 17:30 / 5:30 p.m.

All athletes can attend the Opening Ceremony with their accreditation pass, Friends & Family must sign up. All participants will receive an email from the organization with information on how to do this.

The athletes and their Friends & Family will first have access to tickets for the Opening Ceremony. We expect to make tickets to the general public accessible in mid-June.

During the impressive opening ceremony, the athletes from the participating countries’ teams will be the focus of attention. As part of the program, attention will be paid to fixed elements of the opening ceremony, such as taking the oath, a procession of the athletes and lighting the flame. The program will include aspects of Dutch culture as well as elements of international appeal.

Frequently Asked Questions

 
Got any questions about the Opening Ceremony? Find all your answers in the FAQ.
 

General Information

1Where is the opening ceremony?
The opening ceremony takes place at Stadion Feijenoord, Van Zandvlietplein 1, 3077 AA Rotterdam.
2When is the opening ceremony?
The opening ceremony will take place on Friday 22 July 2022.
3What time is the opening ceremony?
The opening ceremony will start at 17:30 / 5:30 pm.
4What time does the opening ceremony end?
The opening ceremony will last until 21:30 / 9:30 pm.
5What time do the doors open?
The doors will open at 17:30 / 5:30 pm.
6How can I attend the Opening Ceremony?
All athletes can attend the Opening Ceremony with their accreditation pass, Friends & Family must sign up. All participants will receive an email from the organization with information on how to do this.

We expect to make tickets to the general public accessible in mid-June.

Stadium Feijenoord

1Can I bring food and beverages into the Kuip?
You are not allowed to bring your own food and beverages to the opening ceremony. In De Kuip it is possible to buy food and drinks.
2Are there any food and drinks for sale at the Kuip?
Yes, it is possible to buy food and drinks at the Kuip.
3How do I get to the stadium?
We are currently working on a plan for the accessibility of the stadium. At the same time as your e-ticket (mid-July) you will receive travel advice.

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