Media Release

Federation Internationale de Football Association

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Accreditation procedures and media facilities for the Fan Fest 2006 FIFA World Cup™

Fans from home and abroad will be treated to the tournament's first ever Fan Fest when the twelve Host Cities set aside the best downtown locations for live match broadcasts on giant screens, promising the flavour of the stadium in the heart of the city.

Apart from well-known fan entertainment programmes such as soccer courts etc. and a lively international stage programme involving Top Acts and Partner programmes, a strong local flavour will characterise the events, which are set to become the biggest football party of all time with an expected eight million fans.

Admission is free. Set designs will evoke the feeling of being at the ground, importing the stadium experience to downtown districts.

Media interested in covering the events can find all relevent information in the attached PDF document . TV/video shoots require a permit from most of the appropriate municipal authorities.