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A Sporting First for Swansea
This weekend Castle Square, Swansea hosts international rugby action on its big screen as it broadcasts the BBC’s live action from the RBS Six Nations tournament for the first time.
It is hoped that the screens will attract people to a family friendly atmosphere – a safe environment for fans of all ages to share in the unique atmosphere of the RBS Six Nations Tournament.
Nigel Jones of the City and County of Swansea’s Strategic Events Team said “It’s one of the world’s great sporting festivals, and if people can’t get to the grounds, where better to watch the RBS Six Nations than in the heart of Swansea on a big screen?”
This weekend, the matches broadcast in Castle Square will be;
Saturday 7th February
• 3pm England versus Italy
• 5pm Ireland versus France
Sunday 8th February
• 3pm Wales versus Scotland
The screen is a result of a partnership between LOCOG, BBC, City and County of Swansea and BIDS (Business Improvement District Swansea), with the aim of showcasing flagship and local events in the run up to and including the 2012 Olympics in Swansea.
The screen was installed in Castle Square in August 2008 and has been broadcasting mostly BBC content since.
This is the first opportunity where the BBC is looking to promote the RBS Six Nations Championship in Swansea and other screens like it around the UK.
For more information contact 01792 635428
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