2011 Fistball World Championship, Austria
In early August, Austria attempted to defend its title as World Champion in fistball on its own home ground. Together with 11 further teams, they fought for a week to win a place in the final. On 14th August, Germany finally managed to win the title, following an exciting final in which they beat Austria 4:2, thus robbing their hosts of the fistball trophy.
The games were held at five different locations throughout Austria. At all locations, NUSSLI was responsible for the temporary infrastructures needed for the event. In Salzburg, Kremsmünster, Vienna and Linz/Urfahr, NUSSLI erected grandstands with and without seating to accommodate 1,200 to 2,100 spectators. The semi-final and the final were held in the Waldstadion Pasching venue, which was temporarily extended to seat a further 600 spectators. In addition, NUSSLI constructed various camera towers and the winners' rostrum at each location.
All in all, 250 tonnes of material were needed, not only to accommodate 7,200 spectators, but also for the additional constructions. 15 lorries brought the material to the widely spread locations. There the components were assembled by a NUSSLI project leader and a team of approximately 20 assistants.