World Cup Screenings At People’s Park?

9th July 2018

A campaign for public screenings of the remaining World Cup matches in the island has gained support from some States Members.

Kevin Pamplin, the Deputy for St Saviour District 1, is one of those who is hoping to make it happen. He says they are hopeful a big screen can be erected in People’s Park for the final matches.

Supporters in Guernsey, and elsewhere across the UK, gathered in public spaces to watch Saturday’s England V Sweden match on big screens.

Updating islanders via Twitter, Deputy Pamplin says it would cost around £7,000-£8,000 to hire the screen, and permits would also be needed:

Big Screens are now common in cities across the UK, with many of them installed in the run-up to the London 2012 Olympic Games, but remaining to this day for public events.

Crowds watching the 2006 World Cup on the Big Screen in Manchester’s Exchange Square. Image Credit: Mike Peel.

Even if securing funding to stage World Cup screenings isn’t possible, Deputy Pamplin suggests installing a big screen for other public events might bring people together.

Constable Simon Crowcroft and the Parish of St Helier are said to be supportive of the plans, with the Bailiff’s Office working on event logistics.

Deputy Pamplin is hopeful everything will be in place in time for Wednesday’s England match.

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