Newport Live, Newport City Council and Rodney Parade have joined forces to host a Fanzone on Friday 1st July, showing Wales’ Euro 2016 Quarter-Final game against Belgium. Rodney Parade will open its gates to fans at 4pm, and the game kicks off at 8pm. Food and drink will be available ahead of the game, and there will be free activities on offer from Newport Live qualified sports coaches and FA Wales for those arriving at Rodney Parade from 4pm.

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Councillor Debbie Wilcox, Leader of Newport City Council, said: “I was very keen that we were able to offer a venue in the city for local fans to watch the match after it became clear that was what people wanted. “I’m delighted we have been able to work with our leisure trust Newport Live and Rodney Parade to make sure this will happen. We will all be cheering on Wales on Friday night and I would like to wish the team all the best, including our Newport talent in the squad, Chris Gunter and James Collins.

“They have already done us proud to reach this far – progressing even further would be a fantastic achievement. Come on Wales!”

Steve Ward, Chief Executive of Newport Live, said: “We are delighted to work with Newport City Council and Rodney Parade to bring a fanzone to the city. Rodney Parade’s team have been fantastic in supporting event. As host to the Football Association of Wales National Development Centre at NISV we feel the connection and can’t wait to be part of the fanzone delivery.”

Ahead of the game there will be free ‘Road to Rio’ Olympic and Paralympic sports taster sessions on offer to children and families attending, alongside Welsh Football Trust and Football Association of Wales (FAW) led football activities and small sided games.

Newport Live qualified sports coaches, and FAW staff will deliver a multitude of taster sessions, football matches, and fun activities for those that arrive at Rodney Parade – starting 4pm through until 7pm.

Stuart Davies, Chief Executive of Rodney Parade, said: “We’re delighted to be facilitating a Newport fanzone for such an important match, and we look forward to welcoming everyone to Rodney Parade. We demonstrated with last year’s fireworks display what a wonderful venue we have here, and I have no doubt that Friday will be a great occasion. Let’s hope for an historic Wales win and a night to be remembered by all.”

Admission is £3 for adults and children under 12 go free. The capacity of the venue is 5,000; tickets will be available online in advance from www.newportlive.co.uk/fanzone or in person at the Riverfront Theatre or Newport Centre. For more information, or to buy a ticket, call the Newport Live Contact Centre on 01633 656757. Online and telephone ticket sales will close at 2pm on Friday 1st July.

Tickets will be available at the gate on the evening if they have not all sold out. 

 

Newport Live runs the Active Living Centre, the Newport Centre, The Riverfront Theatre and Arts Centre and the Newport International Sports Village (NISV). NISV also comprises of the Wales National Velodrome, the South East Wales Regional Swimming Pool and Tennis Centre and Newport Stadium. As a registered charitable Trust, the money Newport Live makes is reinvested into services and facilities; supporting the local community. 

Newport Live, Newport City Council and Rodney Parade have joined forces to host a Fanzone on Friday 1st July, showing Wales’ Euro 2016 Quarter-Final game against Belgium. Rodney Parade will open its gates to fans at 4pm, and the game kicks off at 8pm. Food and drink will be available ahead of the game.

Councillor Debbie Wilcox, Leader of Newport City Council, said: “I was very keen that we were able to offer a venue in the city for local fans to watch the match after it became clear that was what people wanted.

“I’m delighted we have been able to work with our leisure trust Newport Live and Rodney Parade to make sure this will happen.

“We will all be cheering on Wales on Friday night and I would like to wish the team all the best, including our Newport talent in the squad, Chris Gunter and James Collins.

“They have already done us proud to reach this far – progressing even further would be a fantastic achievement. Come on Wales!”

Steve Ward, Chief Executive of Newport Live, said: “We are delighted to work with Newport City Council and Rodney Parade to bring a fanzone to the city. Rodney Parade’s team have been fantastic in supporting event. As host to the Football Association of Wales National Development Centre at NISV we feel the connection and can’t wait to be part of the fanzone delivery.”

Stuart Davies, Chief Executive of Rodney Parade, said: “We’re delighted to be facilitating a Newport fanzone for such an important match, and we look forward to welcoming everyone to Rodney Parade. We demonstrated with last year’s fireworks display what a wonderful venue we have here, and I have no doubt that Friday will be a great occasion. Let’s hope for an historic Wales win and a night to be remembered by all.”

Admission is £3 for adults and children under 12 go free. The capacity of the venue is 5,000; tickets will be available online in advance from www.newportlive.co.uk/fanzone or in person at the Riverfront Theatre or Newport Centre. For more information, or to buy a ticket, call the Newport Live Contact Centre on 01633 656757.

Tickets will be available at the gate on the evening if they have not all sold out.