Newport to host Fanzone

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To coincide with the emotional scenes witnessed on Wimbledon's 'Murray Mount' over the course of the 2010 tournament, Newport, host city of the 2010 Ryder Cup, has announced plans to stage a Fanzone in the city's John Frost Square for the duration of the competition.

From 1–3 October 2010, Newport's Celtic Manor Resort plays host to one of the showpiece events in the sporting calendar. With tickets for all three days of competition completely sold out, the Ryder Cup Fanzone in the city centre will give supporters a chance to savour all the excitement as Europe and the USA go head to head. Spectators heading to the Fanzone over the weekend will be able to watch all the drama unfold live from Celtic Manor on the big screens. Live music, food stalls and mini–golf will also help to capture the spirit of the Ryder Cup as Newport seeks to unite families and golf fans from around the world. The Ryder Cup Fanzone will be free–to–access and has a total capacity of 2, 000 people. As Colin Montgomerie and his European team aim to recapture the trophy they lost at Valhalla two years ago, the Fanzone is expected to reach fever pitch come the conclusion of the final pairings on Sunday afternoon. Leader of Newport City Council Matthew Evans said, "It's an exciting year for Newport and we want to make the Ryder Cup experience as enjoyable as possible for locals and visitors alike. The Fanzone is going to be a great place to take in the golf and the atmosphere will be electric".

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