[C]ome and watch the football World Cup semi-final on the big screen at a family-friendly event organised in partnership by Workington Town Council and Allerdale Borough Council.
The outdoor screen will be on the area of grass between Allerdale House and the new leisure centre in Workington. This venue will open from 6pm on Wednesday 11 July and show the England game in full.
Fans are encouraged to bring a picnic with them and enjoy the game and cheer on England with their family and friends. The event will be fully stewarded, and no food or alcohol will be on sale at the venue. For safety reasons, glass items such as bottles will not be allowed on site.
Mark Fryer, deputy leader of Allerdale Borough Council and a Workington councillor, said: “Like most people, I have been gripped by this World Cup and really pleased to see England do so well. We also wanted to make the most of the fabulous weather we’re having and give people the chance to cheer England on together with their kids, family and friends. Who knows, maybe we’ll be watching football ‘coming home’.”
The organisers are keen that the event lets people watch the game in a relaxed and safe environment. Therefore, to ensure the safety of those attending, anyone who is drunk or disrupting the enjoyment of watching the match for others will not be allowed to attend. Any excessive alcohol or glass bottles will be confiscated by the stewards upon entry.
The nearest parking will be at Brow Top car park in the town, as well as the car park at Allerdale House. The venue is also close to the Greenway allowing people to easily walk or cycle to the event.
Attendees are reminded that it is an outdoor event in warm weather and should therefore drink responsibly, stay hydrated and take necessary measures to protect themselves from the sun.