Scotland supporters' Euro 2020 Tartan Army party set for Glasgow Green fan-zone

Glasgow City Council will consider an application for a city centre fan-zone to mark Scotland’s qualification for this summer’s European Championships.

Hampden is one of the tournament’s host venues and the city will see four games take place – including two Scotland games against Croatia and the Czech Republic.

The National Stadium will be handed over to UEFA in three weeks’ time as preparations step up a gear at the southside stadium and Steve Clarke’s side set to kick-off against Czech Republic on June 14.

Some 12,000 fans will be permitted to attend the game despite the current lockout for domestic fans of the game, but Glasgow Life – who run leisure centres and libraries throughout the city – have submitted an application for more fans to be accommodated in an area on Glasgow Green for games, according to reports – but any party venue would require the go ahead from local council chiefs, UEFA, the Scottish Government AND be COVID compliant.

Scotland fans at Hampden. Picture Michael Gillen.

A Glasgow City Council spokesman told The Scottish Sun: “An application has been received for an official, European Championships fanzone at Glasgow Green this summer.

“Due to Covid restrictions this event will require Scottish Government approval. Any decision by the Licensing and Regulatory Committee is based on the individual merits of each individual case.”

Scotland will also face England at Wembley in the group stage of the competition.

The Tartan Army has not partied at a major tournament since the 1998 World Cup in France but qualified for the summer tournament in a dramatic penalty shoot-out against Serbia in November – and the players marked their success with celebrations including a sing-along of fans chant ‘No Scotland No Party’.

Picture Michael Gillen.

Glasgow has previously created fan zones for Real Madrid and Bayer Leverkusen supporters in George Square when Hampden hosted the 2002 Champions League final between the sides.

Meanwhile Kieran Tierney has given Steve Clarke a Euro 2020 boostwith news the key Scotland defender's injury is not as serious as first feared. The Arsenal left-back is expected to return to action before the end of the season and be fit to take part in pre-tournament friendlies against Luxembourg and The Netherlands in June.

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