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Cologne opens fourth official public viewing area

Right on time for the Group B game between England and Sweden on June 20, Cologne has expanded the Fan Mile and opened a new Public Viewing area for up to 35.000 fans.

The new public viewing is located on the right side of the Rhine, across from the old city center.

An estimated 40,000 English fans will travel to Cologne for the final group game of the "Three Lions". The existing Fan Fest has exceeded all expectations, with over 110,000 international fans celebrating each tournament day between Roncalliplatz and Rheinauhafen.

The new fan area will open on June 19, just before the broadcast of the afternoon match. Fans will be happy to learn that following positive experiences thus far, beer sales in the new grounds will be allowed.