Conwy News, Regional News — July 4, 2016 at 2:42 pm — Updated: July 6, 2016 at 10:38 am

Euro Eirias: Colwyn Bay fan zone for semi final

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Colwyn Bay will play host to one of the biggest fanzones in Wales for tonight’s Euro 2016 semi final.

Organisers Events Conwy say a big screen will be set up for the clash with Portugal at the Eisteddfod field in Eirias Park as part of the biggest outdoor event in the North. It’s one of two fanzones on the coast, with the Rhyl Events Arena also hosting a big screen nearby.

Fans have been advised to arrive early at the free event as they will only be allowed to enter on a first come, first serve basis. The gates will open at 6pm ahead of the 8pm kick off – there will be children’s entertainment and food and drink, including alcohol, will be available on-site.

Councillor Graham Rees, cabinet member for tourism and leisure, said: ”It’s really exciting for Wales to be the only remaining home nation in the Euros…there has been unprecedented demand for this to happen and it’s been a real Team Conwy effort to make it happen.”

Events Conwy added that the fanzone will be tightly controlled and no food or drink can be brought onto the site.

Meanwhile, the Anglesey fanzone at the Mona Showground will open again tonight as a ticket-only event. Hundreds turned up at the venue for Friday night’s quarter final win over Belgium – but organsiers said they would have to increase admission charges because of a lack of sponsorship.

In Wrexham, around 500 fans will be allowed into Central Station to watch the game for free, after the town’s council ruled out plans for an outdoor fanzone at Llwyn Isaf. A family fanzone will also be held in Mold – with a big screen and refreshments on offer at Daniel Owen Square.

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