Everything is ready at the Magic Fountain of Montjuic for the Hyundai Open Barcelona, the Spanish stop most event titles in a season. Players have enjoyed training on an amazing scenery, including local ones Esther Alcon and Olga Matveeva. The winners of Spanish Championship last weekend, Liliana Fernandez Steiner-of the SWATCH FIVB World Tour, where the Brazilian Larissa Franca and Juliana Felisberta will look for a record for Elsa Baquerizo, are also arrived to Barcelona.
From 8th – 13th September the Magic Fountain of Montjuïc (la Font Màgica de Montjuïc) will be home, for the second year running, to the women’s stop of the Swatch FIVB Beach Volley World Tour’09. Entrance is free – seating is limited to the capacity of the enclosure.
125 players from 50 countries, 4 playing courts, more than 100 games and 200,000 dollars in prizes are some the numbers in this event with the best beach volleyball in the world. The building operatives have started to pour the 1.500 tones of silica sand that will cover over the four competition tracks and the training track. Together with the five tracks, the tiers of seats for 3.000 spectators were also built.