Euro 2016 Fan Zone Looking Unlikely


With Euro 2016 just a few weeks away, it is looking unlikely that there will be a public fan zone broadcasting the matches here in Wroclaw. 

According to Gazeta Wroclawska, Wroclaw City Council are still conducting analysis on possible sites for the fan zone, but are struggling to come up with a venue seeing as most of the ideal locations have already been booked for events related to the European Capital of Culture 2016.

Four years ago the controversial Euro 2012 fan zone occupied most of the market square and pl. Solny, and although it attracted some 640,000 people, was also loathed by some locals for creating barriers and making Wroclaw's picturesque Rynek the scene of endless advertising.

Back in 2008 a more modestly sized fan zone was constructed on Pl.Solny alone, however the popular square may well be unavailable at some points during the duration of this summer's tournament.

Considering the fact that Polsat Sport are broadcasting over half of the Euro 2016 matches exclusively, a fan zone would almost certainly prove an attraction for those without access to the pay-per-view channel.

Gregor Gowans

The founder and editor of Wroclaw Uncut, Gregor has been running the website since its inception in 2012. A Wroclawian for almost 10 years, Gregor writes on a wide variety of topics including, food & drink, nightlife, local news and politics. He is also a regular guest on Radio Ram's Sunday lunch programme.

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