Decision Not To Broadcast The 2018 FIFA World Cup

The Big Screen Portsmouth will not be broadcasting any of the coverage from the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Unfortunately, we do not show live football on the Big Screen Portsmouth. There is the potential for it to attract large crowds and as such, we do not have the sufficient resources to spend on the necessary security arrangements to keep everyone safe. 

This isn't a decision we took lightly. We've considered various options but have decided that this isn't something we can offer safely.

The Big Screen Portsmouth is always looking to improve the outdoor experience for the people of Portsmouth with exciting, free and live events. While we can't show the football, we have many other events that we would love for you to join us at including Wimbledon, The Royal Opera House events and more.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Oliver Ing

Oliver is the Producer of the Big Screen Portsmouth. he is responsible for overseeing the entire operation of the screen from broadcasts, to online content. you can email Oliver on