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FAQ King of the Court Utrecht 2021

What is King of the Court?

King of the Court is different way to play beach volleyball. Instead of two teams competing against each other, there are five teams on court! The court is divided into a king's side and a challenger side. It's a knockout race that makes every rally count!

Where will the tournament take place?

The tournament will be played from 25 to 28 August, at the Jaarbeursplein in Utrecht next to the central railway station. A corona-proof stadium will be built where a total of more than 500 spectators can safely watch top beach volleyball.

How does King of the Court work?

King of the Court is all about getting to the King's side and scoring points there. A King of the Court match starts with five teams. Before the match, they draw playing cards to determine which team may start on the side where points are scored. The remaining four teams start in order of the cards drawn.

A match consists of three rounds of fifteen minutes. After the first round, the team with the fewest points is eliminated. The second round starts after a short break with the four remaining teams. After another fifteen minutes, the team with the fewest points is eliminated. The final round is played by three teams. Whoever has the most points after fifteen minutes, or who is the first to reach fifteen points, wins the match.

Which teams will participate in the event?

King of the Court is a tournament with the 20 best male and female teams of the world. In the beginning of August we will announce all participation teams. For more information, visit

What does the program look like?

The tournament will be played from Wednesday August 25 to Saturday August 28 at the Jaarbeursplein in Utrecht.

Which artists will perform?

We are working on the line-up at the moment. Artist will be announced as soon as possible.

What does the location look like?

Matches will be played in the well-known corona-proof stadium. The corona-proof stadium consists of about 75 skyboxes in which you can safely enjoy top beach volleyball. From every floor you have an unobstructed view of the pitch and feel like you are part of the action on court!

You can easily order your food and drinks in your skybox and it will be delivered to you! You can only leave the corona-proof stadium if you have to go to the toilet, there is one-way traffic in the stadium.

Can I watch all matches online?

All matches can be followed via a live stream. Keep an eye on King of the Court's social media channels for more information.

Is it possible to request a player's autograph?

Due to the current corona measures, contact between players and the public is not allowed.

Where can I find more information about the event?

On you will find the latest information. Prior to the event, we will inform all visitors by email with the latest information.

How do you organize the tournament in a safe way?

Last year, with the organization of King of the Court in Utrecht and the CEV Beach Volleyball Continental Cup Final in The Hague last June, we showed how events with the a crowd are organized in a safe and responsible manner during the corona crisis. We don't know what the world will look like at the end of August. By setting up a corona-proof stadium, we can comply with the guidelines of the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) down to the smallest detail and welcome visitors in a safe way.

All visitors are seated in their own skybox so that they can visit the event in a safe way and experience it in a unique manner. This way, every visitor receives a true VIP treatment by enjoying the matches exclusively with their own household(s) in a sky box.

In addition to using the corona-proof stadium, we use a strict corona protocol with the corona measures in force at that time. This protocol will contain things such as health check for al spectators, hygiene precautions etc.

Do I need to be tested before attending the event?

You will get acces to the event if you have a proof of vaccination or a proof of recovery or valid DCC (EU traveller). When you don’t have that, you have to get tested for entry via You can join the event with anyone in your environment and the 1,5 distance at the venue is not obliged!

For more questions about the Corona test, we refer you to

I have tested positive and am not allowed to go. Do I get my money back?

How annoying, but unfortunately you are not allowed to come to the event. We would like to receive an e-mail via with proof of a positive result. You will then get your money back.

What are the travel restrictions for the Netherlands?

The information on travel restrictions to the Netherlands is continuously updated and is available via the following link:

Where can I buy tickets?

Official ticket sales start on Tuesday 27 August. Tickets are available on There is a lot of interest for King of the Court, so be quick!!

What are the ticket prices?

The ticket prices vary between € 15 and € 50 per person per session. For the corona-proof stadium you can buy individual tickets or tickets for a skybox of 4-6 people or 7-10 people. The costs for a skybox are based on an average capacity of the skybox. You can stay in your skybox with fewer people, but you pay the amount for the entire skybox. It is also possible to buy individual and VIP tickets.

I want to support the Dutch teams, for which session(s) should I buy tickets?

See the match schedule on

Which tickets are for sale?

• 4-6 person skybox: located on the 2nd and 3rd floor of the corona-proof stadium. Cough screens available if needed. Food & drinks can be ordered through a QR code.

• 7-10 person skybox: located on the 2nd and 3rd floor of the corona-proof stadium. Cough screens available if needed. Food & drinks can be ordered through a QR code.

• Single ticket: an individual and placed ticket for the corona-proof stadium on the ground floor/terrace. Food & drinks can be ordered through a QR code.

• VIP ticket: an individual and placed ticket for the corona-proof stadium on the ground floor/terrace, including food & drinks.

Can I buy tickets on location?

If available and if the corona measures in force at that time allow this, then it is possible to buy tickets on location.

I have walking difficulties/I am in a wheelchair; can I visit the event?

Wheelchair spaces are available and can be purchased in the ticket shop. We would also like to receive your registration via A wheelchair space offers space for one wheelchair and one accompanying person.

Do you buy tickets for the whole day?

No, you buy tickets for a specific session with a specific start and end time. The exact times can be found on your ticket. After each session, everyone must leave the premises!

Is there a minimum age?

We do not have a minimum age to visit the event.

Are there special ticket prices for children?

Children 3 years and under have free entry and do not need a ticket. Children 4 years old and over need a regular ticket to enter.

Can tickets be scanned from my phone?

Yes they can. You do not need to print the tickets (unless otherwise indicated). Your tickets can be scanned from your mobile phone.

Can I bring my own food and drink?

It is not allowed to bring your own food and drinks. We offer a varied range of food and drinks on location.

Can I transfer my admission ticket if I cannot go myself?

No, the admission ticket is personalized and non-transferable. One of the conditions is that the holder of an admission ticket must be registered and must be reachable by the organization.

I have bought tickets but have not (yet) received them. What should I do?

  1. First, check your spam folder, sometimes the confirmation email is intercepted by too strict spam filters. Didn't find an email? Send an email to and we will check it for you.
  2. Please note that after you have paid, you will first only receive a confirmation of your purchase. At a later moment you will receive an email from us to personalize all tickets. You will then receive the actual e-tickets.

To ensure that you will receive your tickets soon, please follow the steps below:

  • Look up the transaction in your banking environment.
  • Take a screenshot of the statement or copy the transaction details. Based on the transaction data, our support department can look up your order and help you.
  • Contact us via and clearly state that you want to change your e-mail address. Do not forget to include the transaction details and the correct e-mail address.

Can I exchange my tickets?

It is not possible to exchange tickets. It is also not possible to receive compensation for previously purchased tickets in the event of ticket price changes.

Can I cancel my tickets?

It is not possible to cancel the purchase of your tickets and receive a refund of your purchase amount.

Will I get a refund if the event is canceled due to COVID-19?

The cost of the entrance fee will only be reimbursed in the following cases:

  • In the event of a new outbreak of COVID-19, which prohibits the organization of events.
  • In the event of a new outbreak of COVID-19, which prevents a ticket buyer from traveling to Utrecht due to closed borders.

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What payment methods can I use to buy tickets?

The following payment methods are available online:

  • iDEAL (ING, Rabobank, SNS bank, Friesland bank, ASN bank, Triodos bank, Van Lanschot bankers and ABN-AMRO bank). For more information about this payment method, visit or the website of your own bank.
  • Master card
  • Visa card
  • Bancontact
  • Sofort