Monday, June 02, 2008

It's coming! Euro2008!

Behold - the countdown clock. They are posted all over the city. The tram is all spiffied up for the occasion.
The flags are flying high in the Zurich Hauptbahnhof (Main train station). Of Course - McDonalds could not pass up the opportunity to use this as a new promo.
And there are giant 'Football' players being erected in the Hauptbahnhof as well.
As of this weekend, Switzerland and Austria will be over-run with 'football' (aka. soccer) fans from all over Europe. Many consider the EuroCup to be better than the WorldCup. I don't know - all I know is that people are starting to get a little crazy. And that's saying a lot for the Swiss.

Zurich is expecting to double/triple in size at times during this event (from 500k to 1 - 1.4 mil). Sort of like what happens to Des Moines during the Iowa State Fair. Only without the campers and deep-fried Twinkies (and the Butter Cow).

Hopefully, well get the girls into the City to see some of the fun - but - with my aversion to large crowds, we'll see. Only 3 games will actually be played in Zurich - others in Geneva and Lugano as well as the Austrian hosted games. It seems the worst calamity is the fear of french fry and bratwurst shortages. Combine that with the German milk strike and hey, we're in for a fun June!

No comments: