NI matches live on the big screen in Belfast

Pacemaker Press 27/3/2016 Northern Ireland Manager Michael O'Neill   during a Press conference ,  ahead of the Vauxhall International Challenge Friendly against Slovenia on Monday evening, at the  National Football Stadium in Belfast. Picture Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 27/3/2016 Northern Ireland Manager Michael O'Neill during a Press conference , ahead of the Vauxhall International Challenge Friendly against Slovenia on Monday evening, at the National Football Stadium in Belfast. Picture Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker

A gigantic TV screen will broatcast all of Northern Ireland’s upcoming group matches in Euro 2016 free to an open-air audience

The organisers of the Belsonic festival have announced details of what it calls the “official Euros fanzone” this summer.

It will take place at a 10,000-capacity arena in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter, which they said “will boast the biggest screen in the country and be broadcasting all Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland group games live”.

The arena has bar facilities, places to buy food, a funfair, and entertainment.

Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill said: “The support during qualification was incredible and a big part of us getting to the finals in the first place.

“We’re grateful so many are making the trip to France, but anyone watching the games back in Northern Ireland has a crucial role to play as well. The idea of thousands of Northern Ireland fans gathering at the Euros Fanzone at Titanic back in Belfast will be another huge motivation for the players.”