Published: 12:54, 24 June 2020
| Updated: 12:56, 24 June 2020
Football's coming home to Kent as a series of Premier League fixtures will be shown live on the big screen.
Sporting events company 4TheFans is set to stage Drive-In Football screenings at Swanley Park from next week.
For the first screening, fans will be able to watch two crucial matches live on the screen from the comfort of their cars.
The showing on Wednesday, July 1 is a double header with Arsenal vs Norwich from 5pm followed by West Ham vs Chelsea at 8.15pm.
Thousands of football fans registered on the company's website to bring Drive-In Football to the area, which the company says is a first.
Fans will be able to watch the game on some of the biggest outdoor screens in the UK with commentary pumped through their in-car stereos, with snacks and drinks on hand from the on-site catering. DJ and football fan DJ Spoony will be hosting the event.
Ticketholders are encouraged to decorate their cars and create their own big game atmosphere, while each car can contain a maximum of three people.
4TheFans director, Chris Butler said: “This country has been engulfed in a crisis the likes of which we haven’t seen since the war. A love of football has always been something which unites us and now the comeback is on, it’s important that we enjoy it as much as we can.
"With this in mind, we are beyond excited to be able to push the button on Drive-In Football. There is no other fan experience like it and we look forward to announcing more screenings of the biggest matches shortly."
The first screening sees Arsenal needing to beat bottom of the table Norwich to have any chance of European competition, with kick off at 6pm, while West Ham and Chelsea line up for a London derby with huge repercussions at both ends of the table.
Attendees will be able to order refreshments for delivery direct to their car, to keep to strict social distancing guidelines.
4TheFans will donate a percentage of all ticket sales to NHS Charities Together.
Tickets are on sale now for the 10,000 people who signed up, and go on general sale from 6pm today. To book go to 4thefans.tv and click on London for the Swanley Park event.
More screenings will be announced weekly as the Premier League reveals more fixtures.
Although drinks and refreshments are on hand, organisers explicitly request attendees to not drink and drive.
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