British Summer Time is set to host a family-friendly screening of the England vs Croatia World Cup semi final on Wednesday 8th July. This will be the biggest screening of a football match in London since 1996. Tickets will be available via ballot.
On announcing the screening London Mayor Sadiq Khan said
“World Cup fever has gripped London and the rest of the nation and we have all been swept away by the fantastic exploits of Gareth Southgate’s team. Wednesday evening is a huge opportunity for our boys to do what many of us thought was impossible before the World Cup began and reach the Final.
“I am sure Londoners of all ages and backgrounds will come together in their thousands at Hyde Park to cheer England on what could be an historic night. I am delighted that good teamwork has meant we have been able to pull out all the stops alongside Government and other agencies to arrange this big screening. We want this to be a family-friendly occasion and a chance for England fans young and old to show the positive spirit of football to the country and the world.
“This team has a chance to write themselves into football folklore and London and the entire country will be cheering them on as loud as we can on Wednesday night.”
Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Matt Hancock, said:
“Gareth Southgate and his amazing team have brought people together this summer.
“Wednesday is a special day for our nation and I'm thrilled people will be able to come from far and wide to watch the game and cheer on England together."
Up to 30,000 tickets will be available. Ballot registration will start at 4pm and be live until midnight on Monday 9th July. Tickets will be allocated by a lottery system. Ticket winners will be notified by 10am and will need to confirm attendance by 1pm on Tuesday 10th July. To apply, fans should visit – https://www.bst-hydepark.com/events/detail/croatia...
Fans are being told to only attend Hyde Park if they have a ticket as there will be no admission to anyone without a ticket.