READ | Prepare for a football festival this summer – News

  • UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 has announced fan festivals will be held across England when the tournament kicks off on July 6
  • All 9 host cities will host fan festival events throughout July
  • The focus of the festival is the Fan Parties, where friends, families and local residents can come together to enjoy food, music and entertainment
  • Tickets for matches are still available at uefa.com/womenseuro/ticketing

UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 has announced a huge celebration of football this summer, with celebrations across the country when the tournament kicks off at Old Trafford on 6 July.

All nine host cities across England are hosting a range of exciting events for fans to help them get involved in Europe’s biggest ever women’s sporting event.

Legendary locations across the country are transformed into fan parties, where fans of all nations and families can gather to enjoy food, music and entertainment and see some of the world’s best players in action on big screens.*

Matchdays will not be the only opportunity for fans to experience the atmosphere of the tournament. Throughout July, the UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 events program will feature a range of arts, heritage and music activities, all inspired by the record-breaking tournament.

Chris Bryant, Head of Tournament Delivery, of UEFA Women’s EURO 2022: “Showtime is coming up. UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 will be a landmark and groundbreaking tournament in many ways, and not just because of the amazing football on the pitch.

“All of our host cities plan events before, during and after the games. Whether you’re a die-hard soccer fan or just looking to enjoy your first tournament, we want everyone to be part of the dynamic of this event. There will be concerts, exhibitions, fan parties, game demonstrations, workshops and much more.”

31 matches and an action-packed entertainment program for the fans will be played in nine host cities. The host cities are Brighton & Hove, London, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Rotherham, Sheffield, Southampton, Trafford and Wigan & Leigh.

More information about the fan parties and the full fan festival program for each city is now available in the official Event Companion on the UEFA Women’s EURO mobile app at https://womenseuro.page.link/2sZD

UEFA Women’s EURO England 2022 brings the tournament back to England for the first time since 2005. Tickets are now available Fans can witness a record-breaking tournament aimed at uniting football and communities and amplifying the growth of women’s football.

Prices start from £10 for adults and £5 for under 16s. Visit www.uefa.com/womenseuro/ticketing

For more information on the exciting Arts & Heritage program running alongside the tournament, visit www.thefa.com/weuro2022Arts

Full details of each fan party below:

BRIGHTON & HOVE

The Brighton & Hove Fan Party is Saturday 9th July to Monday 11th July, Friday 15th July to Sunday 17th July and Wednesday 20th July, daily from 12pm to 12pm 6:00 p.m. in the Victoria Gardens. With Austria, England and Norway on the south coast, the free event offers all fans;

  • Live music and entertainment from local bands
  • to eat and drink
  • Pop-up soccer field for coaching sessions
  • Goal Power, exhibition on the history of women’s football
  • Huge lounge chair
  • Official UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 partner activities including Starling Bank football themed activities and face painting

For more information go to https://www.uefa.com/womenseuro/event-guide/brighton-hove/

LONDON

London’s Fan Party takes place in Trafalgar Square from Saturday 23rd July to Sunday 31st July (after the 31st July final whistle) from 11am to 6pm daily. The nine-day event offers all fans free entertainment including;

  • A Bend it Like Beckham screening to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the film’s release
  • A live broadcast of the UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 final
  • FA Disability Day with exhibition matches and coaching sessions
  • A pop-up soccer field with exhibition matches and coaching sessions
  • Live panel discussions, interviews and music
  • to eat and drink
  • Official partner activities of UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 by The LEGO Group, Just Eat, Volkswagen, Doritos, Starling Bank and Gillette Venus

For more information go to https://www.uefa.com/womenseuro/event-guide/london/

MANCHESTER

Manchester’s Fan Party takes place in Piccadilly Gardens from Wednesday 6th July to Sunday 31st July, 11am to 4pm daily. As Greater Manchester will welcome fans from Austria, Belgium, England, Iceland, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden and Switzerland, the event will feature free entertainment for everyone including;

  • Live game demonstrations*
  • to eat and drink
  • Official UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 partner activities including Starling Bank football themed activities and face painting
  • Soccer trial lessons

For more information go to https://www.uefa.com/womenseuro/event-guide/manchester/

MILTON KEYNES

The Milton Keynes Fan Party takes place on Friday 8 July, Tuesday 12 July from 12pm to 5pm and on Saturday 16 July and Wednesday 27 July from 12pm to 8pm: 00 p.m. in Station Square. Denmark, Finland, Germany and Spain will all be playing in Milton Keynes for fans to enjoy;

  • live music and entertainment
  • to eat and drink
  • Exhibition women’s football
  • Interactive workshops
  • Face painting and table football
  • Official UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 partner activities including Starling Bank football themed activities and face painting

For more information go to https://www.uefa.com/womenseuro/event-guide/milton-keynes/

ROTHERHAM

Rotherham’s Fan Party takes place on Sunday 10 July from 12pm to 6pm and on Thursday 14 July and Monday 18 July from 2pm to 6pm and on Saturday, July 23 from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Belgium, France, Iceland and Italy will travel to South Yorkshire during the tournament, with the free event offering all fans:

  • Main stage and entertainment
  • to eat and drink
  • Soccer trial lessons
  • Art and culture workshops and performances
  • Official UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 partner activities including Starling Bank football themed activities and face painting

For more information go to https://www.uefa.com/womenseuro/event-guide/rotherham/

Sheffield

Sheffield’s Fan Party will be held at Devonshire Green on Saturday 9th July, Wednesday 13th July, Sunday 17th July and Tuesday 26th July. Sheffield will host teams from the Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland during the competition.

  • live music and entertainment
  • to eat and drink
  • Activities from competing nations
  • Official UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 partner activities including Starling Bank football themed activities and face painting

For more information go to https://www.uefa.com/womenseuro/event-guide/sheffield/

southampton

The Southampton fan party takes place every day on Thursday 7th July, Monday 11th July and Friday 15th July from 12pm to 6pm at Palmerston Park. With Austria, England, Northern Ireland and Norway heading to the south coast, the free event features;

  • Live music, entertainment and artists
  • Activities on the history of women’s football
  • to eat and drink
  • Soccer trial lessons
  • Activations of competing nations
  • Official UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 partner activities including Starling Bank football themed activities and face painting

For more information go to https://www.uefa.com/womenseuro/event-guide/southampton/

Trafford

Trafford’s Fan Party is a paid event for fans attending the opening game at Old Trafford when England meets Austria on Wednesday 6th July. The free event features;

  • Live music and entertainment from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Two stages with live entertainment
  • Soccer trial lessons
  • Art and culture exhibitions
  • Venus Beach Soccer Zone
  • to eat and drink
  • Official partner activities of UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 by Heineken, VISA, The LEGO Group, Starling Bank and Gillette Venus

For more information go to https://www.uefa.com/womenseuro/event-guide/trafford/

WIGAN & LEIGH

The Wigan & Leigh fan party is on Saturday 9th July and Sunday 17th July from 12pm to 4pm and on Wednesday 13th July and Friday 22nd July from 2pm to 6.30pm in Leigh Civic Square. With the city hosting the Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden and Switzerland this summer, the free event is being offered to all fans;

  • live music and entertainment
  • Street theater and spoken word performances
  • Fun family activities including face painting
  • Art and culture exhibitions
  • to eat and drink
  • Activations of competing nations
  • Art gallery exhibitions including UEFA’s Trailblazers exhibition
  • Official UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 partner activities including Starling Bank football themed activities and face painting

For more information go to https://www.uefa.com/womenseuro/event-guide/wigan-leigh/

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