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Dublin City Council Makes Plans For Euro 2020 Fanzones In The City

By James Fenton

October 3, 2018 at 11:41am

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It's coming home, lads. It's coming feckin' home.

Well, we mean that in the vaguest way possible as for the first time ever, football's European Championships will be held across the continent in 2020, marking a change from hosting the tournament in just one country every four years.

Of course, the FAI have elbowed their way onto this gravy train and four of the matches will be held right here in Dublin with the Aviva Stadium hosting three group matches and a last 16 knockout game.

In keeping with the trends of recent major football tournaments, Dublin City Council is now planning to make room for fanzones around the city where home-based supporters and visitors alike can enjoy the matches on outdoor big screens.

ExtraTime.ie reports that DCC is currently putting together an event management team to organise the facilities. The project will include public viewing areas, which will show every match played in Dublin, and a 'football festival village', which will show all 51 matches during the tournament throughout June and July of 2020.

While nothing has been confirmed, likely viewing areas could be Smithfield or Merrion Square. We'll be sure to update you on routes for Ireland's triumphant open-top bus tour after we win the trophy. That is, of course, if we qualify first.

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