Revealed! The staggering amount England fans are expected to spend watching Euro 2020 this weekend

England fans. (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)England fans. (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
England fans. (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
With Euro 2020 finally getting underway this weekend, England fans are expected to spend big as they prepare to watch the action.

The Three Lions kick-off their campaign against Croatia on Sunday afternoon, with Italy and Turkey playing out a 3-0 win for the former champions in Friday’s curtain-raiser in Rome.

Wales also get their bid for European glory underway this weekend, coming up against Switzerland on Saturday.

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And after an extended wait due to the Coronavirus pandemic, and a positive weather forecast for most of the country, England supporters are anticipated to bring in the new tournament in style, with no expense spared.

A study from Voucher Codes predicts that supporters will spend around £397 million this weekend, with some £63 million spent in pubs and other screening venues alone.

Around 5.1 million punters are expected to descend on pubs across the country, spending an average of £12.35 each.

The vast majority of money will be spent by fans choosing to watch the game from the comfort of their own home, however.

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In total, supporters are expected to splash £334 million, with a massive £189 million spent on food alone.

A further £108 million will be spent on drink, while many viewers are forecast to go the extra mile by buying a new TV for the occasion.

Searches for TV package deals have increased 506% in the buildup to the tournament, and sales could total around £20 million.

The rest of the £334 million will be made up by fans purchasing other merchandise, such as replica shirts.