GL events has scored another contract win with a Rugby World Cup Fanzone to be hosted at Newcastle’s Science Central.
Building starts on 14th September to get ready to welcome 10,000 rugby fans over eight days, each enjoying the fantastic sporting entertainment planned by the organisers. GL events is supplying approx. 2,500 sqm temporary structures for the Fanzone which will feature big screens showing all tournament matches, bars and food, music, family entertainment, RWC sponsors and rugby related activity.
Newcastle Falcons, in partnership with Ramside Event Catering, won the tender to deliver the official Rugby World Cup Fanzone on behalf of Newcastle City Council.
Falcons Conference and Events Director Jane Shepstone said: “It’s brilliant news for the club that we have been chosen to deliver what will be a huge festival of rugby. In Ramside Event Catering we have a partner that is the leading outdoor event company in the north east. They will bring a tremendous amount of experience and a lot of ideas on how we make the Newcastle Rugby World Cup Fanzone a memorable experience for all who attend.”
Newcastle is one of the Host Cities for the Rugby World Cup 2015 Tournament and will host three matches this October including current world champions New Zealand, 2007 winners South Africa and neighbours Scotland. During the Tournament, the Fanzone will be operational just a stone’s throw from St James’ Park on the newly revamped Science Central site.
An action-packed timetable of entertainment is promised, as well as opportunities to take part in rugby themed events as it will also be open on non-match days and will feature an artificial pitch for youngsters to hone their skills.