Downtown Vancouver residents brace for FIFA fan zone

Construction was fast and furious this week at Cambie and Georgia as Larwill Park transforms into the FIFA Fan Zone 

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Construction was fast and furious this week at Cambie and Georgia as Larwill Park transforms into the FIFA Fan Zone.

Downtown Vancouver residents and workers: it’s about to get weird (or weirder).

The FIFA “fan zone” is under a hectic construction deadline as the world’s biggest team sport event for women gets underway Saturday for 12 days.

Despite criticism that the Women’s World Cup has been woefully under-promoted (what with the global corruption scandal taking over the official agenda at the Vancouver press conference Thursday), the city can expect to besieged by crowds and media.

Residents in the towers surrounding Larwill Park at Cambie and Georgia can expect extra street congestion as news vans and sports commentators report live from the game Tuesday. It’s a good bet that drone-sightings and road closures will be part of that mix.

Check here for more information on the busiest times at the fan zone.

 

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