It didn’t come home last summer, but there’s a chance that could all change this year, with England making a strong a start in the Women’s Euro 2022. 1-0 and 8-0 wins against Austria and Norway, respectively, mean that the team are flying into the final group game against Northern Ireland tomorrow (July 15).
And when the tournament reaches its final week, and the excitement inevitably ramps up, there’s one spot that you’ll want to be spending your time in. One that you all know, in fact.
Trafalgar Square will transform into a Euro 2022 fan zone from July 23 all the way up until the final, which is being played at Wembley Stadium on July 31. As the most important thing is watching the games, there will be space for 7,000 to watch the final and, if England qualify for the semi-final, the space will also be used to livestream that tense occasion.
But, elsewhere at the fan zone you’ll be treated to a free experience, open every day from 11am – 6pm of everything football, football, football.
Expect a plethora of activities including – *deep breath* – a pop-up football pitch where you can watch exhibition games and take part in coaching sessions; live panel discussions with interviews and music; a 20th anniversary screening of box office smash Bend It Like Beckham; merchandise stalls; food and drink stands; and interactive football-themed sponsor activities.
In essence, it’s going to be a big ol’ party which, should England make it to the promised land, is sure to be a barrel of excitement and nerves.
The Euro 2022 fanpark at Trafalgar Square is open from July 23 – 31, 11am – 6pm. Read more about the experience here.