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Carlsberg FanCamps to create Polish 'football towns'

The Carlsberg FanCamps will create a "football town" in each of Poland's UEFA EURO 2012 host cities – a place where fans can stay, watch games and enjoy live entertainment.

Carlsberg UEFA EURO 2012 director Wojciech Żabiński announces the establishment of the FanCamps
Carlsberg UEFA EURO 2012 director Wojciech Żabiński announces the establishment of the FanCamps ©Cyfrasport

Poland's host cities will each feature a "football town" during UEFA EURO 2012 with the establishment of the Carlsberg FanCamps.

The free-entry FanCamps will offer entertainment, activities and refreshments. There will also be accommodation options for visiting fans to purchase. The locations of Poland's Carlsberg FanCamps are:

Poznan: Arena Hall and Kasprowicza Park
Warsaw: Olympic Centre
Wroclaw: International Sport Centre
Gdansk: Sopot Hippodrome

Every Carlsberg FanCamp will be divided into several areas including: a main tent where live music will take place; giant screens to broadcast the matches; and a beach and bar area. For those after something a little more active, the sport zone will provide football pitches and basketball courts where teams can take part in games or compete in organised competitions.

Wojciech Żabiński, Carlsberg's tournament director in Poland, said: "As a committed sponsor of UEFA EURO 2012, Carlsberg is going to do its best to make the coming tournament the best ever. Thanks to many years' experience of cooperating with the UEFA European Championship, we know how to create a special atmosphere. For the first time ever we are building Carlsberg FanCamps that will let us Poles show ourselves in the best light."

Poland's Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity will also play a lead role in the Carlsberg FanCamps' entertainment and security responsibilities, with the organisation's president Jerzy Owsiak saying: "We have been cooperating with Carlsberg for over a year and are very satisfied with the results. We will proudly take part in this project and hope to create a lot of fun for all visitors."

The catering area will have a buffet open during the day and will also supply breakfast for those staying in the FanCamp. There will be a special effort to have an ecological approach to living in the football towns. "We would like to promote ecologically friendly behaviour within the Carslberg FanCamps," added Owsiak.

Accommodation prices will start at PLN 112 (€25) a night for a tent in the FanCamp, based on a minimum three-night stay. The price for camper cans begins at PLN 112 per person and for trailer coaches at PLN 330 (€80) per person. All prices include breakfast and two beers (or two soft drinks) within the FanCamp. Tickets for Carlsberg FanCamps can be purchased on the Polish Tourist Organisation's website.

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