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November 2022
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The first ever winter World Cup is kicking off on Sunday – here’s where you can watch all the action

Whether you want to be right amongst the action in the fan zone, or left in peace with a pint in hand at the pub, here are some of the best places to watch the World Cup across the North East and Yorkshire.
Stack Seaburn STACK Seaburn

STACK Seaburn
Whitburn Road, Sunderland SR6 8AA
As the only official Budweiser World Cup 2022 Fanzone in the North of England, STACK Seaburn is a great place to watch the lions play live on the big screen. We recommend booking one of the upper plaza benches for the best seats in the house – you do need to pay a deposit to be exchanged for drinks vouchers on arrival but we think it’s worth it. Plus with great street food and a huge selection of drinks on offer, this is the ideal place to get together and cheer the lads on to a win.

Vue Cramlington
Manor Walks Shopping Centre NE23 6UT
For something a bit different, how about watching England’s World Cup games on the big screen? The Vue cinema in Cramlington will be screening the group stage matches as well as the quarters, semis and final. With each match screened in 4K picture quality with surround sound, the cinema says fans can experience every kick – and celebrate in style. An uninterrupted viewing experience in luxury leather seating, providing a world-class stadium experience – what more could you want?

The Drunken Duck The Drunken Duck

The Drunken Duck
91a Claypath, Durham DH1 1RG
Where better to see if it’s coming home than at an independent drinks den and tree house terrace in Durham? The Drunken Duck is relatively new on the city’s drinks scene but with a good menu and good music, you’re sure to have a great time here. There are screens both inside and outdoors here meaning everyone can get in on the action, and don’t worry if you can only find a seat outside as there are heaters to keep you cosy for the whole 90 minutes.

Central Park Central Park

Central Park
Life Science Centre, Newcastle NE1 4EP
For a fantastic atmosphere head to Central Park. Newcastle’s fanzone for the tournament, they’ve got a capacity for up to 2,000 fans and will be providing live action on three giant screens. The area is also fully heated and sheltered from any elements a Winter World Cup may bring! The drinks will be flowing from 30 metres of container bars and food will be provided by some of the North East’s favourite street food vendors.


17–21 Piccadilly, York YO1 9PB
This container village is an outdoor community space, home to some of York’s most exciting start-ups in food, retail, arts and social enterprise, and as the Lions take to the pitch once more they’re offering you the chance to watch in style. With a family-friendly atmosphere it is perfect for all ages, plus food will be available from select SPARK traders while drinks will be delivered to your table, so all you have to do is sit back, relax and watch as the action unfolds on one of their four big screens.

The Beehive
240 West Street, Sheffield S1 4EU
The first winter World Cup promises to be full of drama and excitement, and you can watch every kick, tackle, goal and penalty shootout live on the HD TVs at The Beehive. Showing every match of the tournament, you can be part of football’s journey (hopefully) home every step of the way. Boasting some of the best sports table service in the city, as well as a great late night entertainment experience, The Beehive is the ideal place to watch the World Cup.

The Dry Dock The Dry Dock

The Dry Dock
Woodhouse Lane, Leeds LS2 3AX
One of Leeds’ best sports pubs, The Dry Dock has a great atmosphere and refreshing beers on tap so there’s everything you need to enjoy one of the biggest tournaments in football. Not to mention they have great offers on food from good pub grub to bar snacks, so you can refuel all the energy you’ve burned stressing since kick off.

Tank & Paddle Tank & Paddle

Tank & Paddle
1 Bridge Street, York YO1 6DD
Housed in a former merchant’s building in the heart of York, Tank & Paddle has been transformed into a cool vintage-style craft beer joint and it’s the ideal place for a more relaxed viewing of the World Cup. Serving brewery-fresh tank beer, cask and keg craft ales, a huge range of gins and cocktails, there is something for every fan. With 19 screens throughout the venue you should be able to see history unfold wherever you are, plus order direct to your table with the app so you won’t get caught offside waiting at the bar when the Lions score.

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