Glasgow’s George Square to be transformed for football tournament

PLANS to transform Glasgow’s George Square into a ‘football village’ for UEFA Euro 2020 have been unveiled.

The international football tournament will be broadcasted on giant live screens in the city centre location, with a football pitch set up to allow for visitors of all ages and abilities to play the beautiful game in George Square.

The event will run for 31 days, with the organisers anticipating over 200,000 visitors to descend on Glasgow. The city is one of 12 European host cities, alongside the likes of Rome, London, Dublin and Munich. An additional fan zone will be set up at nearby Merchant Square to accommodate for the four tournament games to be played at Hampden Park in the city.

Billy Garrett, director of sport and events at Glasgow Life said on the plans, “We are delighted that the international spotlight will shine once again on Glasgow next year when the city hosts four UEFA EURO 2020 football matches. The two Fan Zones in George Square and Merchant City will be the ideal place for everyone to join in the festivities.

“We look forward to welcoming thousands of visitors on match days for the football extravaganza whether or not they have tickets. Also open on non-match days, George Square will be a great place to visit for free family-friendly activities and entertainment, just as experienced last year during the 2018 European Championships.”