Huge news for fans of the World Cup, England’s match against Croatia on Wednesday night is due to be shown on a massive outdoor screen in the city centre – with tickets available soon.
Due to public demand, the screening was announced this weekend, with Auto Trader revealing their were sponsoring the event.
Castlefield Bowl will screen Wednesday’s match to 8,000 spectators, the BBC reports, with free tickets due to be released in the next couple of days.
The council have confirmed that anyone trying to enter with bottles or cans will be turned away, and anyone wanting to drink will have to purchase from the Bowl’s official bars.
Councillor Pat Karney told the BBC: “You can imagine all the emails I got after that went out on TV so we were very, very keen to do our best to get sponsors.”
As of writing, no information about tickets has been released, but doors are due to open at around 5pm with kick-off at 7pm.
Cllr Karney also said ticket holders will be searching bags on the door.
He added: “I’ve never seen Manchester so busy or cheerful – everyone is in a great mood.
“But with that great mood, just be very careful – don’t go over the limits, particularly young people.”
We’ll have more information on where to find tickets when they are released.
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