World Cup fever has well and truly gripped the nation as Gareth Southgate’s men head in to a semi-final clash with Croatia on Wednesday night.
Tranmere have today announced, following a poll by Nicola Palios on Twitter, that they will be bringing in a huge outdoor TV screen for the game and allowing fans to watch from the Kop stand at Prenton Park. The screen is a giant 7m x 7m LED monitor.
It’s been an amazing few months for Tranmere fans on the football front, and with the perfect summer weather set to continue in to Wednesday evening, what better way to cheer on the Three Lions than in the open-air at Prenton Park (unless you can be in Russia, of course).
Entry will be just £2 each, no concessions, and food and drink will be available to purchase inside the ground.
While you cannot take your own drink in to the stadium, beer will be on-sale throughout the match and can be enjoyed out in the stand. This is prohibited on normal matchdays, but as no game is technically taking place, it will be permitted on Wednesday evening.
The game kicks-off at 7pm with gates due to open around 5pm.
Tranmere Chairman Mark Palios, a former FA Chief Executive, said: “It is 28 years since England were last in a World Cup semi-final, a feat they had achieved only once since winning the Cup in 1966 prior to this year’s tournament.
“The North West is a hotbed of football and it seemed right to give people in the Wirral community an opportunity to watch such a critical game at the home of Wirral football. It’s a great opportunity to make some memories that will last a lifetime.”