Football fever for Swansea City Centre as big kick-off looms
Thursday 11th August will mark the build-up to the new Premier League season
Meet Cyril the Swan
On that day, Swansea City heroes and club mascot Cyril the Swan will be on hand along Swansea's Oxford Street between Top Shop and McDonald's to sign autographs and pose for photos with fans.
The event marks four days until the Swans make their Premier League bow against Manchester City and will also feature a football speed radar game, a rodeo football and street football skill demonstrations.
Play Football Swansea will also be on hand with penalty shooting competitions and Sky TV will be there to promote their coverage of the Premier League.
A children's ride will be available for little ones and water based zorbing has been arranged for the more adventurous.
The event will last from 11am to 5pm but Swans players will be there from approximately 2.30pm.
Show your support for the Swans!
Swansea Council in conjunction with Swansea City Football Club and Swansea BID (Business Improvement District) are behind the fun.
Footage from the Swans victory parade earlier this summer will be shown on the Big Screen and the Wave will be supporting the event with an outdoor broadcast from 1pm to 5pm.
Also, thanks to Swansea Indoor Market there will be an opportunity on the day to win a Swans away shirt and ball signed by all the players.
Black and white Swans-themed bunting will also be put up in the area.
Cllr Chris Holley, Swansea Council Leader, said: "Excitement is reaching fever pitch in Swansea at the moment as the city counts down the days and hours until the match against Manchester City.
"This event will help celebrate everything the Swans have achieved and will benefit city centre traders because of the footfall it will attract."
Russell Greenslade, Swansea BID Chief Executive, said: "'This event is great for the city centre and its businesses who are keen to support the Swans at these exciting times as they enter into the Premiership.
"We'd urge people to take advantage of the free one-hour car parking in all City Centre NCP's and the £1 for four hours deal in High Street car park on the day."
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