Hungarian City to host FISU American Football World Championships in 2020
Hungary has been granted the right to host the World University Championships (WUC) in American football in 2020, the Hungarian federation told wire service MTI on Monday.
The International University Sports Federation (FISU) decided last weekend to hold the tournament in Székesfehérvár, in central Hungary, where the country’s First Field, the first pitch that meets US standards, is located.
The tournament is scheduled to be held with the likely participation of eight teams.
The 2020 championship will be the fourth of its kind. The First WUC American Football Championship was held in Uppsala, Sweden, in 2014, one year after the sport officially became affiliated with FISU. The second championships were held in Monterrey, Mexico, in 2016, where the Mexican team took home the gold medal. The next Football Championships will take place in the Chinese city of Harbin in 2018.
Founded in 1949, FISU, the Fédération Internationale du Sport Universitaire (International University Sports Federation in English) supervises summer and winter sporting events at the university level, as well as World University Championships. The organization also organizes “Universiades”, international sporting and cultural festivals that are held every two years. FISU is based in Lausanne, Switzerland.