As per a few reports, Trafalgar Square is planning to stage a 12,500 capacity fans Euro 2021 fan park for all England matches. The plan is due to the expected huge gathering during England matches at Central London.
Amidst the Coronavirus spike worldwide, the UK is planning to make Euro 2021 as huge as possible. The vaccination process in the UK has been so smooth that the country is on road to a regular routine from June 2021.
As per the roadmap, no large gatherings will be allowed prior to 21st June 2021. It is expected that many fans would gather for the England vs Scotland match which is scheduled for 18th June. So plans are being laid out for a safe yet entertaining atmosphere in England.
All three England matches are at Wembley Stadium – starting with England vs Croatia on 13th June, plans for official fan parks are being thought off. London Landmark, which last hosted a fan park for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, is being proposed for the upcoming Euro.
No number has been finalized yet for capacity prior to 21st June when social distancing will still be enforced. Few ideas like smaller “Uefa Euro 2021 Football Villages” at Potters Fields Park, near City Hall, and Tower Bridge are also being considered.
Tickets for these fan zones will be free. The ticket distribution will be via a ballot which is expected to be announced in the upcoming weeks. All matches inside Wembley will be screened along with the last 16 and quarter-final matches from abroad.
At the moment, Wembley Stadium has been granted entry to 25% capacity inside the stadium. But the UK government plans to fill the 50% stadiums for semifinals and finals which are scheduled to be hosted at Wembley Stadium.
As per schedule, Wembley Stadium has the highest number of matches (7). But it is expected that they might get more matches as Dublin and Bilbao still have doubts regarding hosting the fans. Out of 12 venues, eight have assured UEFA that their stadiums will be quarter full. The remaining four venues have to guarantee UEFA by 19th April. We will have to wait till 19th April for further updates on how Euro 2021 will go ahead.