Mall debuts The Yard play area during free World Cup watch party.

Polaris Fashion Place will debut a new outdoor game area during a free viewing party for the 2018 World Cup Finals.

The Yard, which is part gathering place and part grassy play area, will be located in the Polaris Lifestyle Center, near Barnes & Noble and The Cheesecake Factory. It will feature free outdoor games, including tetherball, corn hole, oversize Jenga and Connect Four, and soccer pool—an activity that involves a large pool table with soccer balls. Games can be checked out at The Brass Tap. The area is free and open to the public during mall hours.

The area will host a World Cup viewing party from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. July 15. The event will include children’s soccer activities, food trucks and The Yard’s lineup of lawn games. Guests are encouraged to bring chairs. Coolers and pets are not permitted.

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