Speaking after the final, Michael Wiederer, EHF President, said: “it is hard not to compare the Budapest event with its men’s counterpart in Cologne. The VELUX EHF FINAL4 is a huge event in a much bigger hall but I believe this venue has been used perfectly and the organisers can be proud of what they have achieved in Budapest.
“Hungary is a country where women’s handball is a top sport and the fact that the event has been here for four years and will be for a further two is a compliment to Hungarian handball. We feel at home in Budapest and are really looking forward to the future.”
David Szlezak, Managing Director of EHF Marketing GmbH, said: “This year’s event was undoubtedly the best yet and has set a new standard both for the event and indeed in the women’s handball.
“The level of spectator, TV and sponsor interest has been unprecedented and illustrates the potential for the women’s game. We look forward to further developing our positive cooperation with the Hungarian Handball Federation over the events and years to come.”
On ehfTV.com, the EHF’s own OTT platform, more than a quarter of a million videos were watched both in the run-up and during the event, complemented by extensive coverage on the competition’s social media channels including YouTube, Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter and Instagram.