Posted: Wed 6th Jul 2016

Safety First At Rhyl’s Fan Zone

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

With only hours to go until Rhyl kicks of its Euro 2016 event, the town is gearing up to welcome thousands of visitors. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

A high turn-out is expected at Rhyl’s Events Arena to watch the Wales v Portugal semi-final. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The fan zone has been set up for the semi-final and Sunday’s final by Denbighshire County Council Leisure Services and Rhyl Town Council, in response to calls from the community. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Fans are advised to arrive after 6.00pm, in time for the match coverage build-up. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

  • There will be no bar set up for Wednesday evening, fans are able to bring in a limited amount of their own alcohol (in cans or plastic bottles please, no glass can be allowed in the Events Arena). A bar will be in place for the final on Sunday.
  • Organisers expect the event to be family-friendly and expect large numbers of children to be there and would like everyone to fully enjoy this event whilst respecting others safety. To ensure fun for everyone we would ask all fans to follow the example of the Wales fans in France and enjoy the evening – but any individuals involved in any public disorder will be asked to leave immediately.
  • There will also be a Challenge 25 policy in place so if you are lucky enough to look under 25 please ensure you carry proof of age to the event.
  • There is no entry charge but access will be via staffed entry points.
  • Registered Security officers will be checking bags and any confiscated alcohol will be disposed of.

Both Councils are delighted with the public response to the setting up of the fan zone and would like to thank people in advance for their co-operation in making this a safe and successful family event. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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