Scottish Government approves LOS Glasgow’s plan for Glasgow Green Fan Zone, subject to the state of the pandemic nearer the start of the tournament
Up to 6,000 people per day can attend ticketed Fan Zone sessions for 31 days of the tournament
Following Steve Clarke’s UEFA EURO 2020 Scotland squad announcement last week and confirmation last month that approximately 12,000 spectators will be able to attend the four matches at Hampden Park, there was more good news for football fans today with the confirmation that plans for a Fan Zone in Glasgow will go ahead for this flagship event.
The UEFA EURO 2020 Local Organising Structure (LOS) Glasgow is pleased to announce that a Fan Zone will be created at Glasgow Green. Open for the 31 days of the tournament from 11 June to 11 July 2021, it will accommodate up to 6,000 people per day, split between two sessions. All sessions in the Fan Zone will be ticketed.
The LOS Glasgow partners (Scottish FA, Glasgow Life, Scottish Government, Police Scotland and VisitScotland) are committed to providing a safe and COVID secure environment for Scotland fans to connect with and celebrate the tournament. A festival atmosphere will be created, providing an opportunity to enjoy an exciting programme of sporting and cultural activity.
The outdoor Fan Zone will be a largely seated venue and will be subject to relevant physical distancing requirements. Plans for the Fan Zone and the status of the pandemic will continue to be monitored in the run up to the tournament.
As well large screens showing all UEFA EURO 2020 matches there will be a 10m Festival Tower hosting a range of sporting, cultural and digital content.
There will be a range of food and beverages showcasing the very best of Scottish produce, and a family friendly sport activity programme will be in place at the Fan Zone encouraging participation in physical activity. This will include a multi-use sports pitch where community groups which have been part of the UEFA EURO 2020 Glasgow ‘Play Your Game’ football programme across the city will be part of the celebrations. The pitch and other sport activations will also provide opportunities for spectators to take part in a range of sports, offering something for everyone.
Tickets for all match sessions are free of charge and available to book from tomorrow (Tuesday 25 May) through the UEFA EURO 2020 Glasgow website https://euro2020.scottishfa.co.uk/ with the ticketing process managed by, See Tickets.
On days when there are no matches, the Fan Zone will host an outdoor cultural programme. Details will be announced shortly, including where ticket charges will apply for selected performances.
Helping to welcome visitors to the Fan Zone and enhance their experience with their local knowledge and enthusiasm will be the Host City volunteers, known as Volkswagen Mobility Makers.
Welcoming the news, Councillor David McDonald, Deputy Leader, Glasgow City Council and Chair of Glasgow Life said: “We are delighted that the Scottish Government has given approval for the UEFA EURO 2020 Fan Zone at Glasgow Green to take place, subject to the status of the pandemic nearer the tournament, hopefully enabling the city to play its part in the wider event celebrations.
“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: “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.
“I would urge fans who do not have match tickets, including for the match against England at Wembley, to utilise the Fan Zone in Glasgow and enjoy the UEFA EURO 2020 experience safely.”
Paul Bush, Director of Events at VisitScotland, said: “The approval of the Fan Zone alongside permission for spectators to attend matches at Hampden Park for the UEFA EURO 2020 matches is significant for Glasgow and Scotland as we prepare to host the Championship for the first time.
“The Fan Zone will help generate further excitement across Scotland, enabling supporters to engage with the UEFA EURO 2020 Championship as one of 11 host cities, while also being a key milestone in the return of major events and the recovery of the sector from the COVID-19 pandemic.”
For further information: Katriona Bush, UEFA EURO 2020 Strategic Communications Lead | Email: [email protected] | Mobile: 07971 782662