The first big screen event is coming to Loughborough to show the Wimbledon finals!
Wimbledon fortnight is upon us, which means it’s time to limber up, pour a glass of Pimm’s, feast on strawberries and cream, and enjoy plenty of world class tennis.
If you missed out on the ballot for tickets this time round, fear not, because you don’t have to be relegated to the sofa and glued to a small TV screen.
Love Loughborough BID is to host a big screen sporting event in Market Place on Sunday 14th July 2019. With live coverage of the Wimbledon Men’s Finals beamed onto a big screen, Loughborough Market Place aims to offer a relaxed, comfortable experience accompanied by a selection of beers and cocktails – or even the option to bring your own picnic.
The 11m2 big screen will be bought into the town centre to show Wimbledon’s three final matches, which will include the mixed doubles finals, the wheelchair finals and the men’s single finals.
The event will start and 11.30am and is anticipated to finish at approximately 8pm once the matches are all completed. Local businesses will be bringing in ‘pop up’ refreshment bars to be served throughout the matches. With a Pimm’s & Prosecco Bar, courtesy of The Griffin, and a Cocktail & Mocktail bar, courtesy of Slider Town, you can almost imagine cheering on the finalists from Centre Court. If you are more of a real ale fan then grab a pint from Loughborough & North Leicestershire CAMRA Pub of the Year 2019, The Organ Grinder (Blue Monkey Brewery).
Slider Town will also have some of their delicious Sliders on sale for too for anyone that feels a bit peckish alongside traditional Wimbledon favourites of strawberries & cream & scones with jam from Murdoch’s. Market Place trader John Ashford will also be on site selling his delicious coffee, teas and ice creams.
Just bring a chair and enjoy a free day out watching the tennis!