National Library Building to broadcast final 2 World Cup matches on 300-inch screen

Fans can also stand a chance to win NLB memorabilia.

Farhana Subuhan

Published: 5 December 2022, 5:54 PM

Football fans can rejoice that there is another spot to catch the nail-biting World Cup finals for free.

On Dec 17 and 18, up to 500 fans can watch the live screenings of the third place play-off and finals on a 300-inch screen at the National Library Building.

An initiative by the National Library Board (NLB), the building’s ground-floor plaza will be transformed to resemble a football pitch with green cushion vinyl flooring where fans can set up their own picnic mats or beach chairs to watch players tussle for the golden trophy in Qatar.

There will also be a wheelchair accessible area.

A range of halal and non-halal options will be available on the two nights. Harry’s, an intimate jazz bar, will operate from 8pm to 12.30am while Hanis, a halal-certified establishment, will offer takeaways from 9pm till 11.30pm.

From 9pm to 10.45pm, NLB will also screen a specially produced five-minute video showcasing interesting and lesser-known football fun facts and history, curated from its collection of physical and digital materials. The video will include a feature of the recently published book ROAR: Football Legends of Singapore that pays tribute to 100 years of local football history.

During this window, fans can look forward to participating in trivia quizzes and return home with attractive NLB memorabilia.

The National Library Building is located at 100 Victoria Street, Singapore 188064.

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