Trafalgar Square could host a UEFA Euro 2020 fan park this summer according to plans submitted by the town hall.
The plans could see England’s matches in the rescheduled tournament broadcast on the big screen to up to 12,500 fans.
The tournament, which was postponed last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, is being held in 12 cities across Europe with several matches, including the semi-finals and the final, played in London at Wembley Stadium.
According to plans, all of England’s matches in the tournament could be shown to fans gathered in Trafalgar Square with “festivals and community activities” envisaged between the semi-finals and the final on July 8-10.
City Hall said it would hold an ‘engagement meeting’ with people living nearby to hear concerns, and the plans are also to be considered by Westminster Council.
Although fans would need a ticket to enter the fan park, tickets would be free and awarded through a voting process.
Gareth Southgate’s men will kick off their campaign against Croatia on June 13 in front of an expected crowd of around 22,500 at Wembley, before facing Scotland on June 18 and the Czech Republic on June 22.
Roads near Trafalgar Square, including Pall Mall East, Morley’s Hill and The Strand, may be temporarily closed on match days to allow the fan zone to operate.
There will be a full announcement next month on all events taking place in London during Euro 2020, including a potential football village next to Town Hall at Potters Fields Park.
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This notice was published: 2021-04-13 11:00:00