Further plans are in for a fan park on Greenwich Park for next year’s Euro 2020 tournament.
Plans see 30,000 people attending the site on each game day. The zone is located on a large site in front of the Queen’s House. On non-game days 6000-8000 people a day would visit to take part in various activities.
Tickets will by free and obtained through a ballot for all England and Home Nation matches. The event runs from mid June to mid July, and rather than hosted in one or two countries will see games played across the continent, with Wembley hosting semi-finals and the final.
According to plans:
“On Match Screening Days a typical programme will consist of, for example – pre-match entertainment, a band/artist/act to draw ticket holders in advance of kick off; live broadcast of the match; low-level entertainment during half time; pre/ post-match screen content (highlights etc); sponsor activations during the opening time; food and beverage sales.
Provisional public opening hours on Match Screening Days are 10am (or later depending on kick-off time) to approx. 11pm (11:15pm if the Final goes into extra time/penalties and Trophy Live Ceremony).”
Gotta love those sponsor activations.
When it comes to transport talk of a shuttle bus seems to have been dropped. Instead it states:
“The existing network has sufficient capacity to accommodate people travelling to and from the Fan Zone, with the exception of those attending a late kick off (8pm). This can be mitigated through uplift in capacity (the DLR and Southeastern have suggested enhancing their services).”
Presumably other lines lose carriages as both networks are already extremely stretched. Also, Southeastern may not even be running the franchise by the time it commences.
Back in 2012 services were altered but usage has grown sharply since then.
The application notes growth in local venues and unknowns around clashes. One example is the new Magazine music venue in Greenwich with capacity up to 10,000 people. Since opening in recent months it has hosted club nights using only internal space – though organisers are looking to host outdoor summer concerts and possibly festivals.
The event will use Blackheath Circus Field at the southern end of Greenwich Park (between Charlton Road and Shooter’s Hill Road) as a holding area for service vehicles with support equipment and facilities.
Click here to view full plans and see documents.