EXCITEMENT is building for the biggest football extravaganza of the summer - the so-called Euro 2020.

Get ready to see plenty of England flags on cars and also draped in house windows as the country gets ready to support Gareth Southgate’s side in the tournament.

It may be different to previous years with the coronavirus pandemic and restrictions.

However, there are still places in East Lancashire where you can enjoy the fresh air and watch the game away from your home.

There may be countless places showing the games but here are six places you can watch the matches.

Do you know of any other venues then get in touch and we will add them to the story by sending an email to robert.kelly@nqnw.co.uk.

  1. Ewood Park –

Getting down to a football ground to watch a game of footie, now there's an idea! On Sunday, there is family fun day in the Blues Bar to cheer on England, with outdoor big screens for their opening game against Croatia.

Lancashire Telegraph:

The festivities kick off at noon with plenty for the little ones and budding Harry Kane’s can be on target with the inflatable goal dartboard.

There is a maximum of two households (six persons) inside and groups of up to 30 outside.

Fans must use the NHS track and trace app and be temperature checked on arrival.

2. Revival Sports Bar, Rossendale

Bosses at the Revival will be getting football fans excited with every major game shown on their 185 inch screen.

On a Facebook post, they said: “This weekend it begins. Every major game shown on our 185 inch screen. Other matches shown on other screens so you never miss a trick. No bookings being taken simply first come first served.”

3. The Alma Inn, Colne

At the Alma there will be a giant 12m screen with sound, and garden tables for a great view for the England v Croatia tie.

Lancashire Telegraph:

Tables are for bookings of 4-8 people at a cost of £20 per person. But what do you get for the money?

A guaranteed table from 11am, a burger from the BBQ with fries and one drink (selected pints and win.

Spaces are limited, and once the tables are booked they won’t accommodate walk ins for football.

You can book and pay for your table at www.alma-inn.co.uk/euros

4. Old Cobblers Inn, Rossendale

The Old Cobblers have a big screen in their beer garden and bosses are getting ready for the tournament and are counting down.

5. The White Bull, Oswaldtwistle

The White Bull are showing all of the England games against Croatia, Scotland and Czech Republic on their big screen in the dining area, plus two other big screens.

Lancashire Telegraph:

There is no need to book but it is preferable so they can gauge numbers and don’t have any disappointed fans.

Everyone has to remain seated at all times. Staff will be waiting on customers who must remain in tables of six or two households.

If you feeling peckish they are doing some BIG sharing platters when bought with multiple beers

6. Dog and Otter in Great Harwood

The Dog will be showing games as they have one TV in the main bar, booking is advisable.