Trafalgar Square set to be 12,500-capacity fan park for Euro 2020 games including England vs Scotland

Trafalgar Square in London is set to be the location for a UEFA fan park during Euro 2020.

London is among 12 host cities for the tournament, which was postponed for a year owing to the coronavirus pandemic.

Trafalgar Square is set to play host to fans at the rerranged Euros, with a big screen and food and drink outlets
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As reported by the BBC, all three England group games will be screened in Trafalgar Square, if the Greater London Authority (GLA) plans are approved.

The proposals will see knockout games potentially shown there too, should England progress to the latter stages.

The fan park will have a capacity of 12,500 with free tickets available through a ballot system.

There will be a big screen as well as food and drink outlets for those able to go.

England fans gathered in their thousands to watch the Three Lions’ run to the semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup
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England’s matches in Group D of the rescheduled finals are against Croatia on June 13, Scotland on June 18 and Czech Republic on June 22.

Trafalgar Square is a popular destination for Scotland fans whenever their team is playing in London.

The Football Association has guaranteed UEFA that there will be 22,500 fans at Wembley for all three of England’s Euro 2020 group matches.

This is twice the number of spectators permitted under the government’s roadmap out of the COVID lockdown but the matches at the home of English football will have special status as test events.

The figure, which is 25 per cent of Wembley’s capacity, was confirmed to UEFA before a meeting of the 12 hosts cities last week.

Scotland fans gathered in Trafalgar Square before their World Cup qualifier with England in 2016
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A final plan for the Euro 2020 semi-finals and final at Wembley has not been provided by the FA but the deadline has been extended by UEFA to maximise the attendance.

The Times says reaching 50 per cent capacity, which is 45,000 in Wembley’s case, is the target.

There are also outline proposals for screens to show a ‘victory parade’ should England win the tournament.

Source: Sport

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