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The FanZone (video added after opening)

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karlypants

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Wanderers have confirmed some key details for the upcoming FanZone, which will be in place for late July.

Built in conjunction with the Supporters’ Trust, the new facility will offer supporters new food and drink options outside the stadium before games.

CEO Neil Hart has confirmed that the FanZone will be open three hours before kick-off on Saturdays and is on track to open before the first home game of the season.

“We looked at options during the season but Autumn-Winter time didn’t really feel like the right time to launch it,” he told The Bolton News.

“We have had some issues around the ground in terms of space and licensing, as we’ll be selling food and beverages, but it will be located in the directors’ car park adjacent to the bridge and have a capacity of up to 1,000.

“We will have food outlets and a bar with various forms of cover in case it rains.

“We wanted to do it properly and well. We have a working group within the football club who are working on different elements including sponsorship, food and beverage and also safety elements that might need to be put in. It is a bigger project than people might realise and we have worked closely with the council on licensing and safety.

“We are now 99 per cent confident it will be open and ready for the start of the season and also be a great space for supporters to go in before kick-off.”

Wanderers have plans for the food and drink they will offer initially, but Hart stressed that the range will improve as time goes on – and he is keen to hear from vegan supporters what sort of offerings they would like to see at the UniBol.

“We want to diversify what we offer,” he said. “Hopefully supporters feel we have started to do that with what we offer on the kiosks now, we’ve added some additional beer lines and food options.

“I will say that where the FanZone is as a starting point will not be where it is in six, 12 or 18 months’ time. As a football club we are all about adding and enhancing things all the time to improve what we offer.”

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Norpig

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Looks very similar to what they have at the Etihad from that picture.

wanderlust

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Norpig wrote:Looks very similar to what they have at the Etihad from that picture.
Looks like a shed and a tent on a car park....

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Biggie

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Unbelievable fanzone pictures (of the fanzone for Macclesfield Town).

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karlypants

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Bolton Wanderers' fan zone set to be unveiled

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Bolton Wanderers will unveil its new fan zone on Saturday - which will make space for 1,000 supporters on matchdays and offer an array of attractions.

Situated outside the West Stand near the Nat Lofthouse Statue, the fan zone will be a place for Wanderers supporters to get together both pre and post-match in a 'friendly, relaxed environment'.

The will also be able to grab a bite to eat and a drink.

With a capacity of 1,000, the outdoor space will open three hours prior to kick off, from 12pm to 3pm and an hour after the final whistle on Saturdays from 5pm to 6pm.

The facility will be in operation for the first time outside the University of Bolton Stadium on Saturday for the game against Wycombe Wanderers.

For midweek games, the fan zone will be open from 5pm and close at 7.45pm, when matches kick off.

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The fan zone hosts a new bar, which has been named in memory of Wanderers’ legendary commentator Dave Higson, whose immortal strapline 'What a Ding-Dong–Do!' has gone down in the Whites’ history books.

The Dave Higson bar will stock Staropramen Lager, Atlantic Pale Ale, Madri and Carling, and local casks beers will be supplied by Blackedge Brewery, Horwich.

In addition, fans will have a variety of delicious local food options to try with Nam Ploy Thai Street Food, Sushma’Snacks India Street Food, Fratelli’s Pizza and The Cakery all taking up a permanent spot in the fan zone.

Carrs Pasties will be available over the counter at the Dave Higson Bar.

Fans will be entertained throughout their stay by Bolton FM, who will work with the club to provide live music performed by artists and Bolton Wanderers in the Community will have the inflatable football dartboard up and running for our junior Whites.

The fan zone is an ongoing project and will continue to be enhanced over the coming months.

From the Sheffield Wednesday fixture on Saturday, August 20, a prosecco and gin bar, ice cream and candy floss vendors and a Bolton Wanderers’ official merchandise shop will also be in place.

CEO of Bolton Wanderers, Neil Hart, said: “We are thrilled to be opening our fantastic new fan zone this weekend.

“This has been a project almost a year in the making and I’d like to thank the in-house team who have worked tirelessly to ensure the space is ready for this Saturday.

“I’d also like to thank our funding partners who have made it possible for us to deliver this for our fans including official sponsor, Leasing Options, Bolton Wanderers’ Development Association and Bolton Wanderers Supporters’ Trust.

“Discussions began last summer between the club and Bolton Wanderers Supporters’ Trust around the feasibility of a Fan Zone and throughout the process, we have worked in close consultation with them to ensure the area is a reflection of what our fans really want.”

“We would encourage every supporter who is visiting the stadium in the coming months to pay the fan zone a visit and enjoy the experience.”

The Premier League match Fulham vs Liverpool will also be broadcast live from 12.30pm on Saturday at the fan zone too.

The club anticipates large numbers and if necessary, will activate a one-in one-out policy if the area reaches capacity.

Entrance and exit signs will be clearly denoted to avoid congestion.

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karlypants

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So you have changed the thread title for a 10 second video clip? 

Why couldn’t you have just added it in the description under the title?

Biggie

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karlypants wrote:So you have changed the thread title for a 10 second video clip? 

Why couldn’t you have just added it in the description under the title?

I thought it made it more visible.
People viewing on the app don't get to see the extra text.

Changed it back now.

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Norpig

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Got to the ground at 2pm and it looked busy so didn't bother going in but it looked ok. Not going to be too popular when it rains though unless they put a roof or something on it.

wanderlust

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Looks like a car boot sale.

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