6,000 fans expected at Sheffield fanzone

Sheffield city council has announced details for the screening of England’s World Cup semi final clash against Croatia on Devonshire Green, with True North on hand to provide the refreshments. 

With 6,000 fans expected ahead of tomorrow’s (11 July) match, the council has confirmed that the event will be treated like any other event – with toilets, security and a bar in place to create a friendly atmosphere.

Whilst punters are encouraged to support the local economy and drink in the pubs in the city centre, fans are allowed to bring their own food and drink onto Devonshire Green as long as plastic, rather than glass, is used.

Mary Lea, cabinet member for culture, parks and leisure at Sheffield city council, said“Sheffield is immensely proud of its footballing heritage and the three players who have played such prominent roles in this memorable World Cup. We are proud of Harry, Kyle and Jamie and have watched their journeys from grass roots, through spells at our professional clubs to become the heroes we see today.

“Across the city, pubs and clubs have been packed into the early hours celebrating England’s successes. Sheffield is the home of football and in Sheffield FC, boasts the oldest club in the world so it’s fitting that three of our great sporting ambassadors are at the heart of it. Our fan zone at Devonshire Green on Wednesday will clearly be the place to be as we continue this remarkable sporting journey.

“For Sheffield it really is coming home.”

The event starts at 5:30pm and finishes at 9:30pm subject to the possibility of extra time and penalties. 

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