A large screen showing live sport comes to First Street this summer

Screenings will include Wimbledon, the Tour de France and the Olympics, but not the Euros

We’ve missed live events. We’ve missed sporting events. We’ve missed the buzz of watching these live sporting events with a crowd of people – in the sun, with beers. I can almost taste it.

Well, group sport watching is set to return this summer as plans have been announced for outdoor screenings of various sporting events at First Street.

Returning to Tony Wilson Place on First Street, the ‘Summer of Sport’ will see a large screen take over the square, broadcasting various live sport events and matches.

Kicking off with Wimbledon on 28 June, the screen will be in place until the middle of August, and will also show the Tour de France, F1 British Grand Prix and the Tokyo Olympic Games, alongside other sporting highlights.

Matches for the 2021 Euros or any other football matches will not be screened at the Summer of Sport.

Summer of Sport at First Street

There will be food and drink available to enjoy while watching the screen from a variety of pop up traders and bars.

Sophie Stephenson, state Manager for the First Street estate said:

“We are looking forward to kicking off the summer season at First Street. Putting on such open and inclusive events is a great joy for the team at First Street and we love welcoming residents, occupiers and the wider Manchester community.”

“After the devastating effects of the pandemic, the ability to safely host the Summer of Sports programme is all the more exciting this year as we return to celebrating First Street’s dynamic community, whilst still respecting the need to take precautions to prevent the spread of Covid-19.”

The Summer of Sport is taking place at First Street from June 28 to August 13.

For further updates, keep an eye on the First Street Instagram page.

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