Opening ceremony

The Opening Ceremony of the biggest sports event in Europe this year – the European Universities Games Łódź 2022 – will take place on July 17. For two weeks, over 6000 athletes will compete in 20 disciplines played in 15 venues.

During the opening of EUG Lodz 2022, the eyes of the entire sporting Europe will be focused in one place, on Atlas Arena – the largest sports and entertainment hall in Lodz. The facility, which can accommodate over ten thousand people, will host nearly 6,000 athletes, volunteers, judges and referees, who will proudly walk the boards of the iconic hall in Lodz, presenting their countries to an audience of several thousand people.

Representatives of the highest state bodies, fans and residents of the city will be seated in the stands. The scenario of the event envisages transporting the audience to the world of music through the choir, orchestra and vocalists. All this will be presented on a large LED screen.

Ensuring that the ceremony, which will be broadcast live, runs smoothly depends on its time-consuming preparation. Hundreds of hours of rehearsals, careful elaboration of scenographic elements and analysis of the smallest details will allow us to leave a memento for future generations of this unique musical and visual show. During the Opening Ceremony, the four acts of the musical show we we will see:

· Host Country – Poland

· Host and Partner City – Lodz

· Host University – Lodz University of Technology

· Sport through AZS and EUSA sports disciplines

Among the invited special guests are, among others President of the Republic of Poland, Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland, President of Łódź, Rector of the Lodz University of Technology, President of Polish Academic Sports Association, President of EUSA and also event ambassadors such as: Marcin Gortat, Euzebiusz Smolarek, Adam Kszczot or Kajetan Duszyński and many other fantastic personalities.

The ceremony will take place in the largest sports and entertainment hall in Łódź, Atlas Arena. It will start on Sunday 17 July at 21:00. The event is free of charge, but a special invitation is required to take part in it, which, due to the limited number of seats in the hall, will be selected among all participants by draw.

To apply for participation in the ceremony, please contact us by 12 July at:

The content of the e-mail should include your name and surname and the number of people you want to take to the event (max 5 people, including the sender of the e-mail). We will inform you about the positive result of the draw by e-mail on July 13.