England World Cup quarter-final against Sweden to be shown for free on massive screen at Nottingham Castle

Nottingham Castle

Nottingham Castle will show the FIFA World Cup quarter-final between England and Sweden on a 27 square-metre screen for free.

The family-friendly event is free to enter on a first come, first served basis for around 3,000 fans.

Gates will open on Saturday (June 7) at 1pm for the 3pm kick-off with refreshments on site including a bar.

Gareth Southgate’s young side secured the quarter-final place after a dramatic penalty shootout win over Colombia in the Round of 16 on Tuesday (June 3).

Leader of Nottingham City Council Councillor Jon Collins said: “For as long as England remain in the tournament we’ll give people the chance to make this a memorable time by watching the game with their friends.

“Art Of Football have successfully screened matches in Sneinton Market so far this World Cup but their capacity is limited.

“We want to give more supporters the chance to watch England in the castle grounds in the sunshine on Saturday.

“Fingers crossed that they can make it all the way to the final!”

Although the castle site is now closed to the public as part of the £30m transformation project, visitors will be able to enter on Saturday through the main gate on Lenton Road and have access up on to the green.

All other areas, including the castle itself, will not be accessible.

The event will not impact on or delay the archaeological dig currently under way in the castle grounds or any of the transformation work.

The screening follows an 18-metre St George’s flag – the biggest in the country – being put up on the front of the Council House on Tuesday ahead of England’s win over Columbia to show the city’s support for the national team.

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