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Friday 24 Jun 2016
Thousands expected at Belfast fanzone

A major fanzone has been organised in Belfast for the Northern Ireland v Wales Euro 2016 game on Saturday 25 June.

Boucher Road Playing Fields in the south of the city is the venue for the fanzone, which is being organised by Belfast City Council.

Gates will open at 3pm - two hours before the Round of 16 match between Northern Ireland and Wales kicks off (5pm start).

The organisers say Northern Ireland jerseys will be permitted onsite but no other jerseys are permitted.

Catering and bar facilities will be available, however these will be cash only facilities and no cash machines will be available. Bar facilities will close 30 minutes before the final whistle. No alcohol can be brought onsite.

There is no car parking at the venue but free shuttle buses are being provided from the city centre. These will depart from Donegall Square East from 2pm tomorrow, and they will return to the city centre after the game is over.

A disability viewing area is also being made available. Disabled fans are asked to make themselves known to staff at the gate who will assist them.

The council says access to the free entry event will be on a first-come first-served basis. Under-16s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

The organisers are estimating at least 15,000 Northern Ireland supporters will attend the fanzone on Saturday.