Snooker legend John Higgins issues Euro 2024 rallying call as he throws weight behind Scotland Fan Zone

Snooker legend John Higgins has rallied support for Scotland's national football team as he urged fans to flock to Broadwood Stadium for a Euro 2024 Fan Zone.

The four-time world snooker champion has thrown his weight behind the Fan Zone – called The Big Game – events at the Cumbernauld venue during the 2024 UEFA European championships in Germany this summer.

While the Cumbernauld ground is a 4000 sell out for the opening Euro 2024 match against Germany on Friday on June 14, there are still seats up for grabs for the potentially pivotal Hungary game, which could propel Scotland into the latter stages of a major tournament for the first time. Higgins MBE, nicknamed the Wishaw Wizard, who clinched the snooker world title in 1998, 2007, 2009, and 2011, was at Broadwood to boost the event, is optimistic about the team's prospects.

He said: "I really think that they can do it this year, the players have shown tremendous spirit and you can tell that they enjoy playing for each other.

"The event at Broadwood sounds fantastic and apart from being over in Germany I can't think of a better way to watch the games along with friends and family. There will be an amazing atmosphere inside the stadium let's hope that this year is our year!"

All the action will unfold on the pitch, with fans able to soak up the atmosphere while watching the games on one of the country's largest LED screens. There will also be live entertainment, a range of food and drink vendors, and a family zone filled with fun activities.

Provost Kenneth Duffy joined Higgins at the promotion, stating: "The Big Game at Broadwood Stadium promises to be an event to remember, whether you're a die-hard sports fan or just looking for a fun day out,".

"It's such a great venue and the perfect place for people to come together for this exciting event, with fun for the whole family."

This year's Euro Championships will see twenty-four teams compete, with Scotland in a group alongside Germany, Switzerland and Hungary. To purchase tickets, visit:To buy tickets, visit:

Big Match at Broadwood:

4 PM: The Fan Zone opens to ticket holders. Enjoy live entertainment, a variety of food and drink providers, and a family zone packed with activities to keep all age groups entertained.

6 PM: The build-up to The Big Game begins on one of the BIGGEST LED screens in Scotland.

8 PM: Kick-off time!

Ticket Options:.

Scotland v Hungary Sunday 23 June.


Reserved picnic benches for groups of max 6 - £90 in total.

Reserved standing barrels for groups of max 4 - £40 in total.

Under 18s general entry tickets FREE when purchased with a paying adult (18+).

General entry tickets for those over 18 are available, providing access to all areas with standing or a seat in the main stand for The Big Game - £5.

Under 18s must be accompanied by one adult (18+) per two under 18's.

Special offer: Tickets for under 18s are FREE when purchased alongside a paying adult.