Euro 2020 fan park in Trafalgar Square gets green light with 12,500 capacity

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City Hall will announce plans for a Euro 2020 fan-park at Trafalgar Square following the Mayoral election after the proposal was given the green light by Westminster Council.

All eight matches at Wembley will be shown on giant screens at the 12,500-capacity fanzone, as well as any England fixtures away from the national stadium.

A spokesperson for the Mayor’s Office said: “City Hall welcomes Westminster City Council’s decision to grant a premises licence for the UEFA EURO 2020 Fan Zone at Trafalgar Square. Further details will be announced in due course.”

Free tickets for the fan park will be available by public ballot but social distancing measures will be in place for at least England’s first two group games against Croatia on June 13 and Scotland on June 19.

All national restrictions are due to end on June 21 in line with the government’s roadmap out of lockdown but City Hall says the capacity will be “managed appropriately” depending on circumstances.

Gareth Southgate’s England side play all three of their group games at the national stadium, which will also host two last-16 ties, both semi-finals and the final.

Plans have also been approved for a “family-oriented Football Village” at Potters Fields Park, next to London Bridge.

There will be family activities, including live music, alongside screened matches from the other 10 host cities – but no England matches or matches at Wembley will be shown.

Elsewhere, England will base themselves at Tottenham’s Enfield training ground, Hotspur Way, between their group games against Scotland and Czech Republic on June 22, rather than travelling back to their midlands base, St. George’s Park.

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