One of the official fan zones of the European Football Championship, partly hosted in Budapest, has opened its doors at the Városliget Ice Rink, where sports fans and those who want to relax for 31 days are welcomed.
The Fan Zone opens daily at 11am, one hour after the last game on matchdays, and closes at 10pm on holidays. The excitement of watching the match immediately is provided by four giant projectors – each of 60 square meters – and further entertainment provided by the artists of the big stage. In addition, there are many free programs for people of all ages and genders. Reminiscent of a soccer field but immaculate picnic area, tens of thousands of square meters of artificial turf will include an esports corner, tekeball, skill obstacle course, photo corner, plus unmissable food and drink. Service of course.
Zsuzsa Csisztu, a spokeswoman for the Budapest fan zone, emphasized at the official opening ceremony on Friday: It’s only natural for printers to meet each other and experience the experiences of football matches together.
“The city park area is nothing more than an extension of the Puskas stadium, where everyone is enriched in a safe environment with a real sense of football life, even families.
Together we will celebrate the matches of the Hungarian national team and the Hungarian European Championship, but perhaps even the fact that we have overcome the epidemic situation during a tiring and narcotic period.”
The venue was built in accordance with current health regulations and the strictest precautions set by the operating staff, within ten days and located in a majestic environment, less than a kilometer and a half from Puskas Arena, home of the Budapest matches. Support for the epidemic is facilitated by the fact that the extensive external site is accessible with a security certificate, a negative PCR test that does not exceed 72 hours, and an official certificate of a person’s infection within six months. As an extra security step, there were heat gates at the entrance.
The operating director of the fan village, Balázs Major, revealed that the city park site has a capacity of 11,000 people, and they have at the gates technology that can be used to close the gates in the event of a full house. He confirmed that about 600 people will work in shifts to entertain the crowd. At the same time, half of the number will be on duty, but on special days – when the Hungarians enter the field – three quarters.
Jenő Sipos, spokesperson for the Hungarian Football Federation, reminded us: Five years ago, the performance of the Hungarian European Championship caused a joyful atmosphere not only in French stadiums, but also in Budapest.
“Those who for various reasons do not come to Puskas Arena or other European championship venues can watch matches in City Park in a great atmosphere,
It is absolutely certain that they, like the fans in stadiums, will have lasting experiences.”
During the event, the organizers will publish the latest information, contents and detailed program details about the fan zone on the Puskás Arena Facebook page.
Jenő Sipos summed up the most important information about the European Championships in InfoRádió, you can listen to the conversation below.
Opening photo: MTI/Balogh Zoltán