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Preston’s festival of footy is ready for kick-off

Posted on - 5th June, 2024 - 6:00pm | Author - | Posted in - City Centre, Flag Market, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Sport, What's On in Preston
Fanzone on the Flag Market in 2021 for UEFA Euro 2020 Pic: Preston BID
A packed Fanzone on the Flag Market in 2021 for UEFA Euro 2020 Pic: Preston BID

The Preston Fanzone is returning for UEFA EURO 2024.

Following the success of the Fanzone in 2021, the Flag Market will once again be transformed into a ticket-only areas so fans can gather to watch England on the big screen.

All of the Three Lions’ group matches – against Serbia, Denmark and Slovenia – will be shown and, should England progress, organisers have committed to extend the Fanzone to include knockout games.

The Fanzone is being organised by Preston BID, in partnership with regional law firm, Harrison Drury and supported by Smooth Radio North West.

Read more: Win the chance for you and five friends to be at Preston’s Euros Fanzone on the Flag Market

John Chesworth, executive chair of Harrison Drury, said: “Anticipation for the Euros is reaching fever pitch, and we cannot wait for kick-off at the Flag Market.

“Whilst we cannot control the outcome of the games, we can guarantee an amazing atmosphere, which will be great for the city centre and with entry prices kept low, we can help do our bit to support the city centre businesses who are also funding the event through the BID.”

While seated tickets have sold out, standing tickets are available at £6 per person.

Doors will open an hour before kick-off, with entertainers helping to build the excitement before the games get underway. The Fanzone will close 30 minutes after the final whistle.

Crowd at Preston's last fanzone on the Flag Market Pic: Preston BID
Crowd at Preston’s last Fanzone on the Flag Market Pic: Preston BID

A spokesperson for the BID said: “With just a few weeks to go we have been delighted with the support of not only the city centre businesses, but also fans from across Preston who want to be involved.

“There is nothing like live football to bring a city together and we will all be doing our bit to cheer on the Three Lions and hope the team can bring it home!

“People from Preston and beyond came together to cheer on the national team at the Fanzone in 2021, and we are determined to recreate that atmosphere again in this summer.

“Again, we expect that the Fanzone will undoubtedly attract people to the city centre, supporting local businesses, before and after the game, and enjoying the city’s award-winning hospitality offer.”

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The 2021 Fanzone achieved widespread commendation, securing national TV coverage for the city as well as being recognised as one of the events of the year, in the ATCM National Awards.

Guests will be able to watch the matches on a high definition screen, used at the British Grand Prix, Edinburgh Film Festival, and at countless movie premieres.

The event’s bars will be delivered by venues from the city centre.

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This story was made possible by support from you, our readers, and a host of organisations in the city, through our Crowdfund Lancashire appeal, which unlocked support from the Lancashire Culture and Sport Fund provided by Lancashire County Council. You can see all our coverage and, if you know of an arts project or event in the city we should be covering, send details to contactus@blogpreston.co.uk.

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