Councillor calls for Dundee civic fan zone for the Euro 2024 championship this summer

5 Feb 2024
Euro 2024

Dundee City Councillor for Strathmartine, Cllr Daniel Coleman, has called on the City Council to explore having a fan zone at either City Square or Slessor Gardens for the games that Scotland plays in during this year’s Euro 2024 championships. He is to bring the matter forward formally to council committee for a decision and hopes for all-party support to allow the council-organised fan zone proposal to be agreed.

Cllr Coleman said :

“Other cities have organised official fan zones at past championships and it is about time Dundee did this for local fans. I am looking for the council to progress a fan zone at Slessor Gardens or City Square for 14th 19th and 23rd June for the groups stages and further matches should Scotland hopefully progress further in the competition.”

“After a Christmas offer from the council to the people of Dundee that was a disappointment and compared poorly with other cities and towns across Scotland, I think providing local fans with a fan zone in the City Centre would be a really positive thing and I hope it will get cross-party support.”

Councillor Coleman said, being aware of the council’s financial challenges, he would be proposing that council economic development officers look at different possible options for providing this – possibly through securing sponsorship, considering an access charge or looking to a professional events management company to manage the initiative, given that several have a lot of experience of running professionally managed fan zones.   

He added:

 “We have already seen commercial venues in the city doing this sort of thing but having a centrally located fan zone with good capacity would really add to the city’s overall offer. There’s a real economic benefit to the city centre in providing this and for once the council should take the initiative on an events proposal that would be well-received by fans across Dundee and the wider region.”