Carlisle United have blamed "fan behaviour issues" for their decision to more than double the price of entry to their Euro 2024 fan zone.

The Blues are now charging £5 for supporters to watch England's semi-final against the Netherlands on the big screen at Brunton Park.

Entry to previous fan zone events during the tournament has been £2.

But United have confirmed the price increase ahead of Wednesday evening's screening of the last-four tie 

"Following a number of issues with fan behaviour, we have had to take the decision to increase the entry fee to enable us to steward the event with more staff," said United.

The club had said their previous price of £2 would see £1 from every ticket donated to charity, and the other £1 going towards stewarding costs.

The club have attracted good crowds in the fan zone during England's group games and knockout matches so far, with more than 1,000 gathering for the most recent events.

The events are ticket only, and children under 16 are not allowed entry without an adult.

United added that, for Wednesday's game, "a limited number of VIP tables [are] available for £75, which will provide you and five others a prime seating location, six beers and one kilogram of chicken wings."

Tickets are available HERE.

The Blues have added that no parking is available during the fan zone events, with the west side of Brunton Park "pedestrianised at all times, meaning no drop-off or pick-up will be an option on the grounds of Brunton Park - this is for the safety of all spectators viewing the action."

United say using public transport to get to the event "helps provide a safer environment before, during and after the event for everyone - you, fellow supporters and staff."

Kick-off on Wednesday night is 8pm, with the first semi-final between France and Spain being played on Tuesday at 8pm - whilst United will be taking on Kendal Town in their second pre-season friendly (kick-off 7pm).