An interactive experience for fans of football has officially opened in Watford town centre.

Football Fiesta at Sports City, based at atria Watford, has been billed as a family favourite and has opened just as the World Cup begins.

Watford FC legend Luther Blissett and the town’s mayor Peter Taylor were invited down to cut the ribbon on the pop-up space that used to be H&M on Friday.

Read more: Where and when to enjoy England in the World Cup in Watford

Watford Observer: Watford mayor Peter Taylor and football legend Luther BlissettWatford mayor Peter Taylor and football legend Luther Blissett (Image: Sports City)

Mr Taylor said: “It was great to join Watford FC and England legend Luther Blissett for the opening of Sports City Watford in atria Watford today.

“My children loved it and I’m sure it will be a hit with lots of people visiting the town centre. There are lots of interactive activities for people of all ages to enjoy.”

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The entertainment centre has a range of different sporting activities, such as pool and air hockey but mostly based around football. A nerf gun arena is also set to open later this week.

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Prices start at £10 per hour. It is open from 10am until 6pm on Monday to Saturday and from 11-5pm on Sundays.

This pop-up Sports City is set to be open until mid-January. But a bigger and more long-term Sports City will also be launching in the basement of the former Clements store in Watford high street sometime in the new year.

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