World Cup Will Get Big-Screen Showing

10th July 2018

Plans to show the remaining World Cup matches as big-screen public events will go ahead.

Constable Simon Crowcroft, Senator Steve Pallett and Deputy Kevin Pamplin had been co-ordinating efforts across the States of Jersey to erect a big screen, originally planned for People’s Park.

Work is underway to put a screen up at Marina Gardens – above the Waterfront car park – in time for tomorrow’s England match.

Marina Gardens at the Waterfront

The free event will have room for 2,000 people to go down and watch the match, with food and drink stalls, and security all provided.

Visitors will also be able to bring their own picnics with them.

Deputy Kevin Pamplin says it’ll be an alcohol-free event, which is down to the quick turnaround time for hosting the event.

It cost around £9,000 to bring the screen over to the island and put it up, plus the costs of security and other facilities.

£4,000 of public funds have been put towards the cost by the Growth, Housing and Environment Department – which is the new name for Economic Development.

The rest of the funding has come from corporate sponsors, and municipal services provided by the Parish of St Helier.

The event is due to get underway in time for kick-off at 7pm tomorrow.

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