Shoreditch to get beach soccer park for World Cup

A temporary beach soccer park will be constructed in Shoreditch Park this June to coincide with the World Cup.

Shoreditch to get beach soccer park for World Cup
Shoreditch to get beach soccer park for World Cup

The park will comprise a 4,000-seat stadium filled with a thousand tons of sand, food concessions and a range of other interactive games and exhibitions for visitors to get involved in.

There will also be a 30sqm screen on which fans will be able to watch live footage from the World Cup matches.

The stadium will play host to a number of televised international beach soccer fixtures including an eight team knockout tournament involving some of Europe's' finest players.

"Shoreditch Park provides a perfect setting to stage our flagship event of the 2010 season, The Euro Cup, as well as providing a wonderful environment for football fans, not lucky enough to be in South Africa, to share the excitement of the World Cup," said CEO of England Beach Soccer John Hawkins.

"We are delighted to be working with England Beach Soccer to bring this exciting sport to the heart of our Borough, the timing means the local community can enjoy a true shared party atmosphere not just for the international fixtures happening here on the sand but also those being contested at the same time in South Africa," said Hackney Council cabinet member for community services, councillor Nargis Khan.

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