Final decisions on the Euro 2021 Fan Zone in Glasgow Green will be taken this week.

Councillors on Glasgow City Council’s licensing and Regulatory committee are due to approve a temporary public entertainment licence for the event which is due to start on Friday afternoon.

The fan zone, which has already been constructed within the Green, will also require a final decision by the Scottish Government this week before it can open.

The applications for the licence states it will include: “large screens, bars, food concessions a merchandising shop and games area.”

It will be operational from the first day for the opening match of the tournament, Friday 11th June from 5pm-11pm and then from Saturday 12th June to Sunday 11th July 12 noon to 11pm.

It will have three large screens, to show the matches and seating for 3000 people.

Pub bosses have already objected and many local residents in the area around Glasgow Green are angry at the disruption it will cause and the number of people entering the area.

Concerns about noise for people in homes and many who are also working from home, and some have said there has been no consultation with locals.

Meanwhile hospitality trade representatives have argued the city should not be put back into tougher restrictions if there is a rise in cases after the fan zone.

Stephen Montgomery, spokesman for the Scottish Hospitality Group, said that the city’s established food and drink businesses should not suffer if the event has adverse consequences.

He said: “As far as we’re concerned, risk versus risk still equals risk.

“We always were told that alcohol was one of the reasons why we weren’t allowed to open up inside and serve alcohol, because people’s inhibitions would go.

“But why are they allowing alcohol at the fan zone?

“We were told way back at the beginning of May by Glasgow City Council that there will be no alcohol at the fan zone – and now we’re having it.

“I think it’s an absolute slap to the hospitality sector within Glasgow.”

He added: “Hospitality in Glasgow cannot be forced back into a Level 3 situation after this, because Glasgow didn’t ask for this.”

There have been calls for those who were successful in getting tickets to attend the event to show a negative test before they are admitted like recent test events in nightclubs in England

Linda Bauld, Professor of public health at Edinburgh University, said: "My personal view, and this is a personal view, I would have appreciated if it might have been run a bit like the Events Research Programme, the festival in Liverpool where people had to demonstrate a negative test before they went in. But it doesn't sound like that has been set up.

"The decision will be taken this week but it is not without its risks and that is absolutely the case."