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World Cup soccer comes to the City

World CupFor the first time, World Cup Soccer will this year be screened live on the City Cross Super Screen in Adelaide’s Rundle Mall.

Beginning with the opening ceremony this Friday 11 June, the three Australia games in the opening round will then be broadcast live, while highlights of other key games will be broadcast during the day.

Rundle Mall General Manager Martin Haese welcomed the Super Screen news and encouraged people to get down to Rundle Mall to cheer on the Socceroos.

“People have been asking us for big-screen viewing for some time and we resolved to make it happen in time for this year’s World Cup in South Africa.

“The first four screenings will be at night, so I encourage people who want to take part to bring a cushion and rug up,” said Martin.

“The Super Screen is central to Rundle Mall, situated above City Cross. Hopefully lots of people will venture out to urge the Australians on as one united crowd.”

Adelaide City Council will ensure that facilities and services such as toilets, security and catering will be open for the live screenings.

Games and times of the live screenings are listed below. Broadcasts of selected Round Two games and the finals will be advised as the World Cup competition unfolds. Visit www.rundlemall.com for details.

1.    FIFA World Cup Opening Ceremony: Friday, 11 June 2010
Live broadcast begins at 9.30pm Adelaide Time and will run until approx 10.30pm

2.    Round One – Australia v Germany: Monday, 14 June 2010 (Public Holiday: Queen’s Birthday)
Live broadcast begins at 3.30am, with kick-off scheduled for 4.00am Adelaide time. Approximate broadcast finish time, 6.15am.

3.    Round One – Australia v Ghana: Saturday, 19 June
Live broadcast begins at 11.00pm, with kick-off scheduled for 11.30pm Adelaide time. Approximate broadcast finish time, 1.45am.

4.    Round One – Australia v Serbia: Thursday, 24 June
Live broadcast begins at 3.30am, with kick-off scheduled for 4.00am Adelaide time. Approximate broadcast finish time 6.15am.

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