Posted: Wed 6th Jul 2016

Rhyl Nets Euro’s Fan Zone

This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Jul 6th, 2016

It’s game on for Rhyl as the town gears up to celebrate Wales’ success in the UEFA European Championships. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Denbighshire County Council has teamed up with Rhyl Town Council to deliver a Rhyl fan zone for Wales’ semi-final clash with Portugal on Wednesday evening. Sunday’s championship final will also be screened with both family-friendly events being held at the town’s events’ arena. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The move comes following calls from the Rhyl community and large screens will now be set up in the arena. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Councillor Hugh Evans OBE, Leader of Denbighshire said: “The Council is delighted at the success of the national football team and the excitement has been building up over recent days as Wales have progressed further in the tournament. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“The fans are rightly getting excited at Wales’ success in such a major football competition, the greatest success for 58 years, and there have been calls for fan zones to be set up across the country, to allow people to show their support and to share the experience”. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“We are delighted to be able to offer football fans a dedicated fan zone at the Events Arena. I am proud of the whole leisure team for turning this event around very quickly, to meet a growing demand from fans in Denbighshire. The team has really pulled out all the stops to get arrangements in place”. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“We have a strong track record of arranging events of this nature and fingers crossed that fans can share in further Welsh success together at the Events Arena on Wednesday and Sunday”. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Fans attending the fan zone are asked to arrive after 6.00pm, in time for the match coverage build-up. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Rhyl Mayor Cllr Sarah Roberts said: “The Wales football team have given us much to cheer and shout about. We know the community of Rhyl are keen to celebrate the team’s success and to get behind them for this next, crucial match. The team’s slogan is Together Stronger and that’s exactly the case here – working with Denbighshire and the community we can deliver an unforgettable couple of days for the people of Rhyl.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

There will be no bar set up for Wednesday evening, but people will be allowed to take in their own alcohol (in cans or plastic bottles, no glass). ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

However arrangements are being put in place to have a bar ready at the Events Arena for the final on Sunday. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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