GCC Games to open fan zone Thursday
Manama, October 4, 2011
The official fan and entertainment zone for the First GCC Games (Bahrain 11) will open its doors to the public on October 6.
The fan zone, which will be known as the “Bahrain 11 Village”, will be located along the Al Fateh Corniche and will feature a range of exciting and interactive entertainment events and activities for all members of the public to enjoy and take part in.
It will be open to the public daily up to October 22, between 6pm and midnight on weekdays and from 2pm to midnight on weekends.
The village will include a gaming zone equipped with Wii and X Box consoles, an extreme sports zone featuring fire jugglers and football freestylers, professional walkabout entertainers, an outdoor theatre, food stalls, a human foosball game in addition to a high end VIP tent and sports Gallery among other exciting activities and games.
An exclusive line-up of acrobatic, music and stand-up comedy shows will also take place alongside the activities.
“The Bahrain 11 village is the public's window into the games. It has been designed to attract and engage those interested in the games, and encourage them to participate through the range of activities that have been planned there,” said Sheikh Khalid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, chief executive officer of the Bahrain Olympic Committee.
“We would like to extend a warm welcome to all families, athletes and members of the general public to join us in celebrating the momentous first GCC- games at the iconic Bahrain 11 Village.”
Bahrain 11, scheduled to take place from 11 – 22 of October, will feature over 1,500 athletes from all GCC member nations who will compete in 10 sporting disciplines.
The games will be held in 9 venues across Bahrain, the featured sports are football, basketball, volleyball, handball, athletics (track and field), swimming, cycling, bowling, in addition to goalball and table tennis for women. – TradeArabia News Service