The travelling AFC Asian Cup Football Fan Park is set to kick off its tour of the five host cities in Canberra on November 28.
With a mixture of cutting edge interactive games and entertainment, the football parks will offer the community the chance to interact with the cup through a range of informative, entertaining and competitive activities.
Fans will have the chance to have their pictures interactively taken with their favourite national team, have their faces digitally painted in their team’s colours, score the winning goal in the virtual penalty shootout and produce their best goal celebrations in the Score and Roar studio.
They can also expand their knowledge of Asia’s largest footballing tournament through the interactive kiosks placed within the football parks.
The travelling Asian Cup football fan park will begin its tour of the host cities in the nation’s capital on November 28 before making its way to Melbourne, Brisbane, Newcastle and Sydney in the lead- up to January’s tournament.
During the Asian Cup, the football parks will take up residence across four of the host cities, where fans will have the chance to meet and have their photo taken with official AFC Asian Cup mascot, Nutmeg.
The traveling AFC Asian Cup Football Fan Park will be in the CBD of Sydney from January 10 to 24 before moving to Parramatta from January 27 to 31.
In Brisbane the park will be located in Southbank from January 12 to 30. In Melbourne, the park will be activated in City Square from January 9 to 22 and Newcastle it will make its home in the Honeysuckle precinct from January 12 to 30.
During their time at the fan parks, fans will have the chance to partake in the digital activities on offer, share their experiences on social media and become a part of the AFC Asian Cup experience.
In keeping up with the cutting edge technology of the parks, interactive tablets will be on hand for fans to secure their tickets to all AFC Asian Cup matches at each location.
See specific dates and locations below:
Canberra: 28 Nov-4 Dec at Garema Place (CBD)
Melbourne: 9-13 Dec at Federation Square & 9-22 Jan at City Square
Sydney: 17-21 Dec at Customs House (CBD) & 10-24 Jan Customs House (CBD) & 27-31 Jan Centenary Square (Parramatta)
Newcastle: 18-22 Dec Honeysuckle & 12-30 Jan Honeysuckle
Brisbane: 11-15 Dec at Reddacliff Place & 10-22 Jan at Southbank
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