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Reykjavík to Screen World Cup Outdoors

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Reykjavík to Screen World Cup Outdoors

Crowd July 4, 2016

A crowd gathered at Arnarhóll in downtown Reykjavík to watch the 2016 UEFA Championships. Photo: Screenshot from RÚV.

The City of Reykjavík has unveiled plans for two outdoor screening areas for FIFA World Cup games next month. Team Iceland’s games will be screened at Hljómskálagarður park while all other World Cup matches will be screened at Ingólfstorg square. Both spots are conveniently located in downtown Reykjavík.

The screening areas are a collaborative project between the City of Reykjavík and the Football Association of Iceland (KSÍ). In 2016, an outdoor screening area was set up at Arnarhóll for Iceland’s games in the UEFA Championships. The city decided to move the screenings to Hljómskálagarður this year to accommodate larger crowds and provide better services.

Besides a large screen and stage, a plan for the area shows six food stands, washrooms, and four play areas for children.

“The City of Reykjavík welcomes everyone to watch the games and experience a unique atmosphere in beautiful surroundings and with good services,” said mayor Dagur B. Eggertsson at the press conference announcing the project.

Iceland’s matches take place June 16 against Argentina, June 22 against Nigeria, and June 26 against Croatia. Should Iceland advance beyond the group stage, its following games will also be screened in Hljómskálagarður park. This is the first time Iceland has qualified for the FIFA World Cup.

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