The World Cup kicks off in Russia today with a total of 32 nations vying for the coveted trophy and football fans traveling through Frankfurt Airport will not have to miss out: there will be a variety of opportunities to watch all matches live.
The airport has announced that in the pre-security area, passengers will be able to view the games in the Airport City Mall in Terminal 1 (Level 0, above the regional train station). The games will be shown on a large TV screen in the seating area right next to the food and beverage outlets. To ensure passengers in the terminals can keep up to speed with all the goals, airport operator Fraport will, for the first time, be providing a very special service: employees will be carrying screens on their backs to deliver live TV coverage to travellers waiting at the checkpoints. Once beyond security, passengers wanting to watch the World Cup while enjoying a snack or a drink, will have ample opportunity in the many restaurants and shops in both terminals. A TV screen will also be available at the central Duty Free & Travel Value shop in Pier A (Schengen).
In addition, Frankfurt Airport’s ‘Movie Worlds’ offer soccer viewing in a home-from-home setting. Fans can choose their preferred match and enjoy the action while seated in armchairs. The Movie Worlds are located in the transit zone of Terminal 1: in Pier A for Schengen-zone travellers and in Piers B and Z for non-Schengen flights.
Passengers can also enjoy a special sports experience at the Entertainment Gate in Terminal 1’s Pier B. During the World Cup selected live matches will be broadcast on a 69ft (21m)-wide LED video wall that forms a 180° convex curve.
The World Cup Final match takes place on July 15.