By Kieran Warren
An investigation has been launched as many Scotland fans were shocked trying to purchase tickets for the 6000-capacity fan zone at Glasgow Green to watch Scotland at the Euros only to find out all tickets had been sold prior to the 10am release.
Tickets were advertised for sale at 10am however it is reported that some fans were able to purchase tickets earlier than 8:30am.
A Tweet shared on the Glasgow Euro 2020 Twitter account has confirmed the issues stating: “We are aware of an issue that has arisen with the ‘go live’ time for the UEFA EURO 2020 Glasgow Fan Zone tickets scheduled for 10:00hrs today (25 May 2021) on: https://euro2020.scottishfa.co.uk/
“We are investigating this as a matter of urgency & will issue a further statement in due course.”
The event is set to start June 11 to July 11 running over the course of the whole tournament. The event will offer a ‘festival atmosphere’ with a range of activities, food and drink stalls, and large screens to watch Steve Clarke’s men go for the trophy.
Welcoming the news, Councillor David McDonald, Deputy Leader, Glasgow City Council and Chair of Glasgow Life said: “We are delighted that the Scottish Government has given approval for the UEFA EURO 2020 Fan Zone at Glasgow Green to take place, subject to the status of the pandemic nearer the tournament, hopefully enabling the city to play its part in the wider event celebrations.
“We aim to create a welcoming venue where all aspects of the football tournament, sport activities, culture, health and well-being activities, and an array of food and drink can be enjoyed by football fans and families alike in a covid secure environment.
“The event will provide significant international profile for Scotland on the global stage with iconic broadcast and media images from Hampden Park and across the city reaching estimated audiences of more than one billion. But perhaps most importantly, it will bring vibrancy back to the city and provide an opportunity for the people of Scotland to come together once again, as well as providing a welcome boost for businesses.” [source]
Scotland’s opening fixture at Euro 2020 will be a clash at Hampden against Czech Republic at 2pm on June 14. It will then be off to Wembley on June 18 at 8pm to face England. Scotland will then round off their group stage fixtures against World Cup finalists Croatia on June 22 at 8pm.