Plans for a major city centre Football Village for UEFA EURO 2020 have been unveiled by Glasgow Life.

The city’s George Square will become the epicentre for fan activity next summer, with an additional Fan Zone opening in Merchant City for the four UEFA EURO 2020 match days at Hampden Park.

New to this special 60th Anniversary edition of the UEFA European Championship, the UEFA Festival will see Glasgow stage a free spectator experience, drawing on its event host credentials, bringing the city to life, with a celebration of arts, culture, music, sport and football.

Thirty-one days of festivities will be served up to locals, visitors and thousands of European football fans alike, as they descend on Glasgow during the football extravaganza. Visitors to the two Fan Zones will be treated to matches broadcast live on giant screens, live music and entertainment.

The UEFA EURO 2020 Football Village will open on June 12 and will close on July 12.

Glasgow is expected to welcome over 200,000 visitors into the city from across the continent.

After calling on locals earlier this year to #GetInvolvedGlasgow, a team of over 600 Host City volunteers, to be known as Volkswagen Mobility Makers, will play a key role in giving thousands of UEFA EURO 2020 fans and festival goers a warm Scottish welcome.

Billy Garrett, director of sport and events at Glasgow Life, said: “We are delighted that the international spotlight will shine once again on Glasgow next year when the city hosts four UEFA EURO 2020 football matches. The two Fan Zones in George Square and Merchant City will be the ideal place for everyone to join in the festivities.

“We look forward to welcoming thousands of visitors on match days for the football extravaganza whether or not they have tickets. Also open on non-match days, George Square will be a great place to visit for free family-friendly activities and entertainment, just as experienced last year during the 2018 European Championships.”