Local News & Archive — July 11, 2016 at 12:16 pm — Updated: July 11, 2016 at 12:16 pm

Fanzone flop: Rhyl Euro final screening cancelled

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Rhyl’s Euro 2016 fan zone closed its doors early on Sunday…after fans stayed away.

Organisers were due to screen the final between Portgual and France at the Events Arena, despite Wales’ semi final defeat to Portugal on Wednesday night.

But the screening was cancelled just before kick off after only a small number of fans turned up. Plans for a bar on-site had already been scrapped.

PCSO Rob Antrobus tweeted that police officers from Abergele had been brought in to assist with patrols, but they were stood down. He added that the crowd which turned up to the venue was only in ‘low double figures’ with just 15 minutes to kick off.

Denbighshire County Council and Rhyl Town Council said on Friday would remain in place to screen both the Euro 2016 final and the Wimbledon men’s singles final, which saw Andy Murray win his second title at the All England Club.

Over 7,500 people turned up at the Events Arena to watch Wales’ 2-0 defeat to Portugal last Wednesday. It had been set up with two days notice following calls from the local community and politicians.

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