The Fan Zone opens daily at 11am, one hour after the last game on matchdays, and closes at 10pm on holidays. There are four giant projectors on site and a number of free software. The 10,000-square-foot artificial turf field, reminiscent of a soccer field, will include an esports corner, TEQball, skills block and photo corner, as well as food and beverage services.
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 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 fan village’s operating director, Balázs Major, told MTI: The city park site has a capacity of 11,000 people, and at the gates they have 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 do not come to Puskas Arena or other European championship venues for various reasons can watch matches in City Park in a great atmosphere, and are absolutely certain that they will have the same lasting experience as the fans in the stadiums,” he said.
During the event, the organizers will publish the latest information, content and detailed program details about the fan zone on the Puskás Arena Facebook page.