Rugby + pints + mates sounds like an equation for a good time to us and Manchester is delivering the goods on that front once again. If you're looking for a communal space to watch the rugby and sink a few pints of Guinness, you'll be glad to hear that Manchester is set to host the largest Six Nations fanzone outside of London.
From Saturday 4 February - Sunday 18 March, Escape To Freight Island will transform into a dedicated space for rugby fanatics as it welcomes the official Guinness Six Nations fanzone.
Coinciding with the annual tournament that kicks off on Saturday 4 February with a big Wales vs Ireland game, rugby-lovers are invited down to enjoy a refreshing pint of the black stuff alongside interactive programming and live performances including bagpipes and Irish dancers.
General admission tickets are completely free, however you can reserve one of the better seats in the house with a table for £10. For super fans, a limited season pass is also on offer, and includes a special edition team jersey and access to a great spot in the fan zone for just £25 per person.
Those purchasing the season pass for the tournament are up for the chance of winning some incredible prizes including four tickets to a Six Nations match from this championship which features a dressing room tour and match flag bearer duty. Runner up prizes feature four tickets to a Six Nations match from this championship (tickets only), two signed match day balls and four shirts. The first 150 people who buy a season pass will also get something money can't buy: a Guinness Six Nations tote bag which includes Guinness branded essentials like a beanie, cushions, foam fingers, temporary tattoos and face paints.
No Six Nations get together would be complete without a copious amount of Guinness and the fanzone includes its own dedicated Guinness bar and an intriguing "interactive beer wall". You can even enjoy "the ultimate stout experience" by ordering a personal chilled Guinness MicroDraft - which allows you to pour your own pint - for your table at an additional £10.
All fixtures of the Six Nations 2023 tournament will be screened at the Guinness fanzone in Manchester from Saturday 4 February until Sunday 18 March. You can book tickets now via the link below.
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