Posted: Tue 28th Jun 2016

Rhondda Cynon Taf Football Fanzone /
This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Jun 28th, 2016

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council Leader, Councillor Andrew Morgan, has confirmed that a RCT Football Fanzone will be set up in Pontypridd for Wales’ Euro 2016 quarter-final match with Belgium this Friday. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Council Leader, Councillor Andrew Morgan, said: “Wales’ progress in Euro 2016 has been absolutely fantastic and the whole country is looking forward to Friday’s match. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Following their success against Northern Ireland, the Council has been putting plans in place to set up a FREE to enter Rhondda Cynon Taf Fanzone in Ynysangharad War Memorial Park, Pontypridd for our quarter-final match. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“We have seen how much Welsh fans have enjoyed the Fanzones in France and closer to home in Cardiff and we are looking forward to opening our own free to enter Fanzone in Pontypridd on Friday to 3,000 of Rhondda Cynon Taf’s Welsh fans! ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“I would like to thank South Wales Police for their full backing in making the idea of a Fanzone in Pontypridd a reality. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“The Fanzone will hopefully provide an economic boost to Pontypridd town centre businesses as 3,000 extra fans will visit the town to enjoy the experience. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“A large screen will be in place for Friday’s match giving the 3,000 fans an excellent view of the game in what promises to be a great atmosphere. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“We want all supporters to have a great experience in our Fanzone and hopefully we can do it all again on Wednesday 6th July for Wales’ semi-final match!” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Here’s everything you need to know about Friday’s Fanzone: ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

  • The Fanzone will be open from 6.30pm and fans are advised to get there early to ensure everyone can get in safely prior to kick off at 8pm.
  • Entry will be via the park’s main entrance and via the Taff Street Bridge.
  • A maximum of 3,000 fans can be accommodated into the Fanzone and once capacity has been reached entry will only be permitted on a one in, one out basis.
  • Re-entry into the Fanzone will not be permitted.
  • Alcohol will not be on sale in the Fanzone.
  • Fans aged 18+ can bring a reasonable amount of alcohol with them in to the Fanzone but are encouraged to drink responsibly.
  • Fans will be subject to security checks prior to entry into the Fanzone.
  • Glasses and/or glass bottles will not be permitted in the Fanzone and will be confiscated by security prior to entry.
  • Flares and/or fireworks will not be permitted in the Fanzone and will be confiscated by security prior to entry.
  • Food can be purchased in the Fanzone.
  • Under-16s will not be permitted entry unless accompanied by an adult.

Welsh fans have added so much to the Euro 2016 tournament in France with their exemplary and good natured behaviour and the Council anticipates that the same kind of atmosphere will be created in Pontypridd on Friday night. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

South Wales Police have given their full support for the RCT Fanzone and the Council urges all fans to drink responsibly to ensure everyone can enjoy the match and the Fanzone experience. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Updates on the day/night of the match will be provided via the Council’s twitter account – @RCTCouncil. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Please note that in order to facilitate the Fanzone, Ynysangharad War Memorial Park and Lido Ponty will close early on Friday 1 July at 6pm. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The RCT Football Fanzone will be situated at Ynysangharad War Memorial Park, Pontypridd, and will open to the public at 6.30pm on Friday, July 1. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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