GLASGOW Green is to be transformed into a fan zone ahead of the delayed Euro 2020 tournament.
The free event will allow those without tickets to the games to enjoy watching each of the tournament’s matches in an atmospheric setting with other fans.
The 31-day ticketed event will accommodate up to 6,000 people per day, with large screens showing games and a 10m ‘festival tower’ hosting a range of sporting cultural and digital content.
A range of Scottish food and beverages will also be on offer, as well as a family friendly sport activity programme being hosted at a multi-use sports pitch at the site.
The ‘largely seated’ event comes following Scotland’s first qualification to a major tournament in over two decades, with the country’s opening game taking place against the Czech Republic on June 14 at 2pm.
Welcoming the news, deputy leader of Glasgow City Council, David McDonald, said, “We aim to create a welcoming venue where all aspects of the football tournament, sport activities, culture, health and wellbeing activities, and an array of food and drink can be enjoyed by football fans and families alike in a Covid secure environment.
“The event will provide significant international profile for Scotland on the global stage with iconic broadcast and media images from Hampden Park and across the city reaching estimated audiences of more than one billion. But perhaps most importantly, it will bring vibrancy back to the city and provide an opportunity for the people of Scotland to come together once again, as well as providing a welcome boost for businesses.”
Ian Maxwell, Scottish FA chief executive, added, “After confirmation that we can accommodate approximately 12,000 at Hampden Park for the stadium’s four UEFA EURO 2020 matches – including Scotland’s home games against Czech Republic and Croatia – this is further good news for Scotland supporters and everyone who wants to experience the atmosphere of a major tournament, co-hosted here in Glasgow.
“While we have had to adapt to life under Covid-19 restrictions, the approval to have a fan zone at Glasgow Green throughout the tournament will ensure more people can experience UEFA EURO 2020 and, hopefully, celebrate some momentous Scotland results.”
Free tickets to the event can be booked from tomorrow (May 25) via the Scottish FA website, which can be accessed by clicking here.