Givan: The boys are coming home

Date published: 26 June 2016


Sports Minister Paul Givan has today announced a homecoming event for the Northern Ireland football team.

Rapturous homecoming for Northern Ireland football team

The Minister said: “I am pleased to announce that my Department in conjunction with the Irish FA, Belsonic and Belfast City Council will be hosting a homecoming event for the Northern Ireland football team.

“The event will take place at the Belsonic Fan Zone site at Titanic Quarter on Monday 27th June and will give the fans the opportunity to see the team as they return from their historic journey in France.

“Michael O’Neill and the team have made the whole country proud and it has been fantastic to see the green and white army getting behind their team, both in France and  back home.”

This will be a ticketed event and tickets will be available today from 6pm via the Ticketmaster website. There will be a nominal £2 admin charge per ticket, £1 of which will go the official charity of both the Irish FA and Fan Zone, which is NI Cancer Fund for Children.

Michael O’Neill and the players will be on stage to share their experiences at Euro2016 in France. Doors open at 5pm, with the event commencing from 5.30pm. It is expected to finish approx 8.30pm.

Parking is not available at the venue so fans are encouraged to use public transport. Please note the site has limited capacity.

Notes to editors: 

  1. This event is ticketed for health and safety reasons
  2. Limited ticket availability for this event
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