A EURO fan zone is the safest place for families to watch this summer’s football outside of their home. 

That’s the view of one of the bosses of the Glasgow Green space, who believes the hub will cement the city’s sporting legacy and build on the success of the Commonwealth Games and European Championships. 

Chris Weitz, the man behind a family sport area within the fan zone, is convinced Glasgow is ready to make the most of its chance at hosting football’s elite. 

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Mr Weitz, senior sports development officer at Glasgow Life, said: “Over the last three years, we have had a legacy development plan and project. It’s a long time in the making. 

“It’s a culmination of schools, clubs, and community organisations benefiting from a legacy programme. 

“We have football clubs across Scotland receiving free equipment and taking part in competitions, while learning about the Euros. 

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“We wanted to bring all that together and knowing people have been living under various restrictions we wanted families to be able to come out and enjoy it. 

“I think this will be one of the safest places to watch a football match outside your room.” 

The family sport zone will give Glaswegians the chance of trying their hand at sports such as golf, badminton, and football, while also enjoying the Euro 2020 action. It will run for the 31 days of the tournament, which sees Scotland play in a major men’s event for the first time in 23 years. 

“We have a purpose built 3G football pitch, we have a multi-sport zone that will cater for six other sports, from rugby to badminton and basketball,” he added. 

“We have mini-golf which is just over the walkway. 

“This area would normally have about 80,000 people in it but we will have up to 3000 and about 300 in the sport family zone. 

Glasgow Times: Craig Malloy tries out the 3G pitch Craig Malloy tries out the 3G pitch

“We are creating a zone which is sparse, open, and more grass than anything else.

“It’s gonna feel different because it’s not a multi-sport event. Glasgow is not just a footballing city, it’s a sporting city.

“We wanted to make sure we had somewhere people could come and enjoy physical activity and for some people it could be the first time since Covid started.”