' It's Our Gift To The Yeovil Footballing Community' says Pub Landlord

' It's Our Gift To The Yeovil Footballing Community' says Pub Landlord

Yeovil Pub to Host Exclusive Euros Fanzone with Giant Outdoor Screen

The Great Lyde pub, located on Cavalier Way in Yeovil, claims it will be the only venue in Somerset offering a large outdoor screen for watching the Euros. The pub's landlords have secured permission for five temporary event notices (TENs) to transform their car park into a vibrant fanzone throughout the tournament, featuring a giant screen and a bouncy castle.

Photo Credit Mike Taylor 

Landlord Michael Krzyzanowski has invested over £20,000 to hire a six-by-four-metre screen, stage, marquee, and various other items for the event. Staff were busy preparing the fanzone on Thursday afternoon (June 13) to ensure it would be ready for the Euros opener between Germany and Scotland on Friday evening (June 14).

James Krzyzanowski expressed his excitement about the fanzone, having sold hundreds of tickets to enthusiastic fans and residents. He said to Mike Taylor working for Somerset Live , "Yeovil has never had anything like this for big football events or major sports events where fans and families can come together and enjoy it. It’s our gift to the community, a place where you can come with your family, friends, or just to watch the games."

Wizard Marquees And Events is providing the stage, sound system, large marquee, and outside bar for the fan park. The landlords are committed to broadcasting every tournament game on the six-by-four-metre screen. The family fun zone will feature a bouncy castle, face painting, a beat-the-goalie game, and arts and crafts for children.

Live music will be performed before England games, and various food trucks and vans will be available. The fanzone will offer free entry for children under 12, while tickets will be priced at £3 for group games, £5 for the round of 16, £7.50 for quarter-finals, £10 for semi-finals, and £15 for the final. The pub expects to be busy throughout the tournament, with over 200 tickets already sold for England's first game against Serbia on Sunday (June 16).

The pub faced objections from Avon and Somerset Police but was pleased to secure permission for the temporary fanzone. Security measures will be in place to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all attendees.


James added, "It’s a big relief. We understood the objections from the police and environmental health, but we've implemented policies and systems to address those concerns. I'm not going to pretend there won’t be noise—it’s football, and it’s going to be loud wherever it is."

Regarding the England games, where the fanzone will be at its busiest, he said, "It’s only going to be seven games maximum if England reach the final. Most of the community will be here enjoying it."

When asked about England’s chances, James said, "I’m hoping they will win it, but the semi-final is a realistic possibility."

Tickets can be purchased via the pub or on their website.

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