Illustration: Drago Teskač/ CroatianSports.com
The time has come to throw on the checkers and gather with your favorite neighborhood Croatians. Croatia kick off EURO 2012 this Sunday against Ireland in a 2:45PM (ET) start. The Vatreni will be in Poland, but where will you be?
We are asking our friends across the globe to organize viewing parties for all three of Croatia’s group stage games against Ireland, Italy and Spain. We want to hear everybody from Australia to North America to Europe. Please contact us on where the hot spots are and we will happily post your party on CroatianSports. And if you’re not hosting an event, send us your pictures and videos so we can show the rest of the world how you watch the games!
EURO 2012 Croatia Viewing Parties
No Cover Charge
Join Team CroatianSports.com at Alpine Village (833 Torrance Blvd Torrance, CA 90502) where the games will be shown upstairs in the restaurant on both a 55″ HD television while being projected onto the wall in 100″+ fashion as well. Lunch and drinks will be served.
Still defending its crown as the best venue to catch a Croatian football match in North America, Cafe Bar Scorpio (3515 Broadway Astoria, NY 11106) will be swarming with checkers come game time. The notorious AllenOutraged will call Scorpio’s his home during the tournament, so make sure to say hello to him and barkeep Denis Lisica, who is one of the best Croatian hosts, period!
Come join Prva Generacija member “Nepoznat” at the first Croatian picnic of the year at Boonton, NJ. Time to eat, drink and watch Croatia in their first match of the 2012 EURO! They will have a 9′ x 12′ Jumbotron at the Croatian Land for this game.
Schedule for the day:
10:30 AM – Procession around the land
11:00 AM – Mass
12:00 PM – Pre-Game Festivities (Spain vs. Italy on the big screen!)
2:45 PM – Kick-Off
St. Petersburg, FL
Dr. O’Harovic will be at Crowleys (269 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, FL).
Dino will be at Somewhere in Augusta Sports Bar 2820 Washington Rd., Augusta, GA – (706)-739-0002 this Sunday with a small group of non-Croat friends who like the Euro. If there are any Croats in GA or SC who need a place to go stop in. The game starts at 2:30pm and wear the colors.
Kresimir will be at Ryan’s Daughter Irish Pub (600 East Belvedere Avenue, Baltimore, MD) .
Come join Ana at Sv. Ante Picnic(9118 Winston Churchill Blvd. Norval, Ontario).
Come join Blatobran and Hamilton Croatia at the Croatian Sports and Community Centre of Hamilton at 166 Green Mountain Road East, Stoney Creek, ON. Starting Sunday and through as far as we go, The Centre is showing every Cro EURO game!
WATCH on our INDOOR and OUTDOOR TVs, and enjoy food and drink specials for every game!
Come out to the Croatian Canadian Cultural Centre (3010 12 St NE, Calgary, AB T2E7P7) where there will be three large screen TV’s, cevape fresh off the grill and the bar will of course be open for drinks! Everyone is welcome, so invite your friends to come join us!
Come out and show your support for our boys in the checkers at a new venue, the Richmond Picnic Grounds (8611 Sidaway Rd, Richmond). Game starts at 11:45am but the tailgate party kicks off at 5am. The game will be shown on a Big Screen (HD) with all our favorite Croatian trimmings: Beer, Roasted Pig/Lamb and Raznici. The kids league will kick off after the game followed by the men’s league.
New-comer Adrian Johnson is making things happen on the Isle. Join him and fellow Croatian fans at “East Village London” (89 Great Eastern Street, London EC2A 3HX. Nearest tube station is Old Street on the Northern line.) There’s a £5 cover but that will pay for the first two drinks of the night.
Email info@CroatianSports.com to have you event or pictures posted.