Thursday 25th of September 2014
There is excitement building in the Car Hire Edinburgh Airport office as the Ryder Cup draws closer, with the fan zone being tipped to be a hit with people in the city.
Golf fans that do not get precious tickets for the Ryder could be forgiven for being green with envy of those who have. While the top golfers from Europe and the United States do battle at Gleneagles, the next best thing for those without a ticket is in Edinburgh.
There will be an interactive ‘fan zone’ opened where golfers and their families can experience all the joys of the tournament in the heart of the city. A golf simulator and putting green are present, with a big screen showing the live action.
Richard Hills, director of Ryder Cup Europe, said “The response to the arrival of the Ryder Cup in Scotland has been amazing with more people than ever set to see one of the world’s biggest sporting challenges live at Gleneagles. However, for those not able to get a ticket this has to be the next best thing with a real tented village feel and atmosphere, all for free thanks to the generosity of our partners.”
Other parts of the ‘fan zone’ are being put up during the week including a marquee around the Melville Monument with two golf simulators and tourist information. Fans will be able to sit out on deck chairs to watch on the big screen.
VisitScotland chairman Mike Cantlay said “It’s great to see that those who are unable to attend the event will be able to sample the excitement, drama and atmosphere at the fan zone. The buzz of the fan zone will reflect the excitement felt right across the country as we prepare for the best ever Ryder Cup.”