Former Doncaster Rovers stars to kick off town's Euro 2016 fan park
A trio of former Doncaster Rovers stars will help kick off a 4,000 capacity Euro 2016 fan park in town this weekend.
Ex-Belle Vue aces Colin Douglas, Rufus Brevett and Nicky Limber will all be rolling back the years by taking part in a football match as Rovers unveil a big screen allowing supporters to watch this weekend's Euro 2016 games beamed live from France.
Club Doncaster will be hosting a 24 team tournament and a fan park with all of Saturday’s European Championship games being shown on a big screen overlooking Lakeside.
And for fans of a certain generation who may remember England in their 90’s heyday when they reached two semi-finals in six years, they can also meet and greet some ex-Rovers players from a similar era.
Organised by ‘the Rovers class of 92’, first team and youth team players from the 1991/92 season are having a 25 year reunion match on pitch 3 of the 3G astroturf pitches kicking off at 3.30pm. Representing the ‘Rovers Reunion’ will be a number of famous faces such as Colin Douglas, Nicky Limber and Rufus Brevett.
After the game, the 25+ expected players will be attending the Fan Park at the Keepmoat Stadium as they look to reminisce prior to England’s first group B game of the tournament against Russia.
Club Doncaster's Fan Park will provide a range of family entertainment, street food and a fun fair as well as being the best place to watch England’s first match of their Euro 2016 campaign on a huge screen.
Opening at 1pm on Saturday you can enjoy:
14:00- Albania v Switzerland
17:00- Wales v Slovakia
20:00- England v Russia
The park has space for in excess of 4,000 supporters.
A club spokesman said: "We want you to be loud and be proud and recreate the famous Black Bank atmosphere when cheering Roy Hodgson’s side to glory at the Fan Park."
The following day (Sunday) also promises to be a great occasion as Club Doncaster unveils its Urban Cinema. A trio of family favourites are on offer starting with Minions Movie at 1.30pm and One Direction This Is Us at 4pm. The day wraps up with Star Wars Episode VII The Force Awakens at 6.30pm.
Tickets can be purchased online or from the Keepmoat Stadium Box Office on 01302 762576