Football Diversity House to make debut in Stockholm22 May 2017

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The Diversity House structure consists of a small exhibition curated and produced by Fare that takes fans on a journey that begins in the late 1800s as it celebrates pioneers from ethnic minorities and leading women in the sport.

The idea borrows from the Pride House concept that debuted at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics as a dedicated location that hosted lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) athletes, volunteers and visitors attending the Olympics and Paralympics. The presence of LGBT footballers is covered within the exhibition.

The House makes its debut and will be on display for the first time in Stockholm tomorrow and Wednesday (23 and 24 May) in the lead up to Wednesdays Europa League Final.

Fare staff will be supporting all visitors and providing information about Fare’s work, free resources and Fare merchandising can also be acquired inside the House. Football fans can also visit to compete in table football matches or try to beat a ‘kick pro’ machine.

The Diversity House will be located on the partners’ area of the neutral fan zone in Kungsträdgården, open from 11am to 20pm on 23 and 24 May. The exhibition will travel to Cardiff for the UEFA Champions League final on 03 June.