We’re absolutely elated, but perhaps not surprised, that England’s Lionesses have made it to the Women’s World Cup final this Sunday (August 20) where they will face Spain. With interest in the tournament now at fever pitch, football fans will be able to watch the Women’s World Cup final live on big screens in the Manchester fan zone in Piccadilly Gardens.
A Manchester fan zone is being set up for the day with two big screens which will show the build-up to the Women’s World Cup final and live as-it-happens coverage of what is sure to be a thrilling match between the two sides. Entrance into the fan-zone will be from 10am on a first-come, first-served basis, with capacity capped at 6,000.
Fans will be able to choose whether to watch the big screen action from the strictly no-alcohol grassed area of Piccadilly Gardens, or from the adjoining raised platform area with its existing bars which will operate in accordance with their usual Sunday licensing restrictions.
Fans are encouraged to travel light, with no big bags, and to bring their own brunch and soft drinks. No glasses or bottles will be allowed, and bag searches will be in operation.
Councillor John Hacking, Executive Member for Skills, Employment and Leisure, said: “As a city that loves its football it has been absolutely fantastic to watch the skill and determination shown by the Lionesses over these last few weeks in the World Cup. Getting to the Final is a massive achievement and we want them to know that the whole of Manchester is behind them.
“So if you’re looking for some big screen action to cheer the Lionesses on and an atmosphere to rival that in Australia, Piccadilly Gardens is the place to be. But whatever you do – and wherever you are, this is one match you don’t want to miss!”
No tickets are required to enter the Piccadilly Gardens Women’s World Cup fan zone on Sunday, but demand will be high so get there as early as possible to avoid disappointment…
Neither Spain nor England has won the tournament before, so we’re expecting both squads to be desperate to make history at the Women’s World Cup 2023 final. The match between England and Spain will take place on Sunday, August 20 at 11am. Come on Lionesses!