HomeNewsCoventry NewsWorld Cup 2018This is why Coventry’s big screen won’t show England’s World Cup gameFootball fans will have to head elsewhere to cheer the Three Lions onSupporters of the Three Lions will have to settle with their settee or a pub after Coventry City Council confirmed the city’s big screen would remain blank during Wednesday night’s crunch match.There have been repeated calls for the screen, at the Transport Museum, to show matches during the World Cup, particularly since England booked their place in the last four.Other cities have seen thousands flock to designated fan zones to watch Gareth Southgate’s men in Russia.Following England’s quarter final triumph against Sweden over the weekend, there were further calls for a similar zone to be created in Cov.Schemes in Newcastle, Sunderland and Ipswich have proven to be a success, leading to confirmation that a big screen will be put up in Hyde Park, London for the game.But unfortunately, Coventry’s screen will not be switched on for the occasion.The reason, according to the council , is that the screen is broken, and appears unlikely to be fixed.Currently, though the screen is dark, it is not actually switched off, as it can be seen flickering if you look closely.This is why University of Warwick won’t be showing the World Cup anymoreCouncil pledges support to national team In addition to the existing screen being out of action, the council appears unlikely to put on any alternative events to mark what is a historic occasion.Instead, it has urged people to visit one of the many places in the region showing the game.Here’s how England’s World Cup stars are set to keep the Midlands safe for yearsA Coventry City Council spokesperson said: “We’ve had requests to show Wednesday’s match on the big screen. We’d love too, but unfortunately the screen is broken and it can’t be fixed.” Lots of places are showing the game , including the big screen at the University of Warwick.”We’ll continue to fly the England flag outside the Council House to show our support for the team. Along with the rest of the country, we’ll be cheering them onto victory and, fingers crossed, to the final!”However, as Coventry Council provided their statement, the University of Warwick released a separate statement saying it was no longer showing matches on its big screen..
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