GLASGOW publicans have written to the city’s licensing board to formally object to the application for a licence to sell alcohol at the upcoming Euro 2020 ‘fanzone’.
The occasional licence would allow alcohol to be sold at the fanzone for the duration of the Euro 2020 tournament. The area is due to host up to 6000 people on matchdays throughout the tournament (split into two 3000-capacity sessions).
As of yesterday (2nd June), the board had received 53 objections to the application. However, as the objections were lodged after the public consultation period had closed, it will be up to the licensing board to decide whether or not they are considered.
The licensing board is due to consider the occasional licence application for the fanzone tomorrow (4th June).
A spokesman for the board said: “An application for an alcohol licence for the Euro fanzone has been received and will be considered by the board in due course.
“Objections have been received in relation to this application, but they were received after the statutory consultation period had concluded.
“It will be for the board to determine whether those objections can be included in the submissions that members must consider before reaching a decision.
“All licensing decisions are based on the merits of each individual case.”