See Scotland head to glory in the Glasgow Green fan zone.
A slight change of scenery to the hallowed Glasgow football grounds such as Ibrox, Celtic Park and Hampden Park, another name will be added to the city’s footballing heritage this summer, albeit briefly: Glasgow Green. That’s where a free fan zone will be set up, with huge screens allowing us to cheer on Scotland from the heart of town.
The Scottish government has approved the fan zone in Glasgow, which will host football supporters during the Euro 2020 matches, “subject to the state of the pandemic nearer the time.” The zone on Glasgow Green is expected be open for the 31 days of the tournament, which kicks off on June 11.
The news comes after UEFA and the government approved plans allowing 12,000 spectators to attend Hampden Park for the four games it is hosting, meaning the national stadium will be operating at about 25% capacity. Hampden Park will be one of the tournament’s match venues and will host some of Scotland’s group stage games, such as their matches against Czech Republic on June 14 and Croatia on June 22.
For those, who can’t manage to bag a ticket to the live matches, including ones taking place in the south of the city, Glasgow Green will be your go-to. The tournament’s Local Organising Structure (LOS) in Glasgow said there would be a “festival atmosphere” with food, drinks and activities as well as screenings of all games.
Organisers said the fan zone would be split between two sessions and would be a “largely seated” venue. It is expected that large screens will show matches and a 10m “festival tower” will show sporting, cultural and digital content. Those attending will also be encouraged to take part in football matches and other sports activities happening in Glasgow Green.
With June 21 given as the date when the majority of limits on social contact will be lifted under the terms of Scotland’s roadmap, as many as 6,000 fans could be admitted to this fan zone. The events at Glasgow Green will be ticketed, although entry is free, and will be available to book from Tuesday on the UEFA Euro 2020 Glasgow website.
Scotland is in Group D with Czech Republic, Croatia and England. The team will face England at Wembley Stadium on June 18. To find out all the fixtures, groups, events and who made the Scotland Euros 2020 squad head here.