Fans in Manchester for the UEFA Cup Final WILL get the chance to watch the match on big outdoor screens at fan zones.
Screens will be placed at key places in the city centre - Albert Square and Piccadilly Gardens - adding to the thousands of chances to see the match already provided by pubs and clubs.
Manchester City Council's spokesman on the city centre, Councillor Pat Karney, said:
"Manchester is looking forward to welcoming fans from Rangers FC and from FC Zenit St Petersburg for a day to remember on 14 May.
"Our city is well used to friendly invasions of many thousands of visitors for major events like the UEFA Cup Final.
"Fans zones with entertainment and access to food and drink throughout the day have always been part of our plans for this event.
"In the light of Rangers qualifying for the final and the massive reported demand from fans for bigger and better provision, we've arranged for big outdoor screens for fans to watch the match.
"Pubs and clubs across the city will also provide opportunities for many thousands of fans to enjoy the match and soak of the atmosphere of the big day.
"I'm confident that Manchester will give a very warm welcome to fans from Rangers and from Zenit and that all fans will have a fabulous day."
Detailed information about fan zones, travel and parking arrangements will be available through the Council's website www.manchester.gov.uk within the next few days.
Martin Hellewell, tel 0161 234 3729.