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Euros Fan Zone planned for Preston Flag Market

Posted on - 1st May, 2021 - 9:30am | Author - | Posted in - City Centre, Flag Market, Preston City Centre, Preston News, What's On in Preston
A view across the Flag Market Pic: Tony Worrall
A view across the Flag Market Pic: Tony Worrall

Preston’s historic Flag Market will be transformed in to a Euros 2020 (now being played in 2021) Fan Zone to live-broadcast England’s group games.

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Preston BID, in association with Walker&Williams Boutique Hotels (Winckley Square Hotel, Number 10 Hotel), have announced that they will transform the site in to a ticket-only arena to beam England’s matches between Croatia, Scotland, and the Czech Republic, to the city centre.

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The Fan Zone, operating on June 13, 18 and 22, is open to people aged 18 and over, and is a ticketed event.

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Table-service drinks will be available from the onsite bar (first two games will be seated as per government restrictions), allowing guests to enjoy the atmosphere of the games and cheer our boys on!

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The events will begin 90 minutes ahead of kick-off with the game host helping build pre-match excitement, before returning at half-time and post-match. The events will close around one hour after the final whistle.

A spokesperson for the BID said: “Working with city centre businesses, we’re pleased to be able to stage these exciting events, which take place up and down the country, but are a first for Proud Preston.

“They have been organised to welcome people back to our great city centre and to enjoy a well-managed outdoor experience – we are looking forward to celebrating what we hope will be a great summer for us all”

Guests will be able to watch the matches on a super-bright 33sq.mtr. LED screen, which is used at the British Grand Prix, Edinburgh Film Festival, and at movie premieres such as Star Wars.

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Max Walker-Williams of sponsors Walker&Williams said: “It’s an absolute honour and pleasure to be able to sponsor such great events for the city, especially after such a hard year for everyone.

“No.10 Preston and Winckley Square Hotel, Preston’s only 5* hotels, are welcoming leisure guests back and are so happy to be celebrating the end of lockdown with Preston BID and the amazing people of Preston.”

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The events, which have undergone a rigorous planning and health and safety process, will be staged in line with government guidelines at the time.

The first two games will be seated events, as per government requirements.

The third event, should restrictions permit following the proposed 21 June easing, will be a standing event. The onsite bars will be operated by city centre venues, and food will come from Preston’s famous ‘Guild Tram’

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Tickets for the event are available now at PrestonFanZone.co.uk – please check the terms and conditions of entry before purchase.

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