Chelsea to play Tottenham at Stamford Bridge on FA WSL opening weekend
Manchester Metropolis have confirmed that their match in opposition to Manchester United on the opening day of the brand new Ladies’s Tremendous League season will happen on the Etihad Stadium.
The historic encounter will mark the primary time the rivals have performed in opposition to one another within the prime flight of girls’s soccer, after Manchester United achieved promotion final yr.
Following on from the success of England at this summer season’s World Cup in France, there have been talks about find out how to develop and maintain the event of girls’s soccer throughout the UK.
One of many key speaking factors was about internet hosting WSL matches at Premier League grounds and now Manchester Metropolis have taken the initiative by revealing their season-opener on September 7 will happen on the Etihad Stadium.
Chelsea have additionally introduced that they’ll open their WSL marketing campaign in opposition to Tottenham on September eight at Stamford Bridge.
Talking concerning the alternative to play on the Etihad, Manchester Metropolis and England captain Steph Houghton mentioned: “We’re all very excited to play our first dwelling recreation of the season on the Etihad Stadium and, higher but, in a Manchester derby.
“Massive video games like this are those you need to be in as a participant and each certainly one of us Manchester Metropolis gamers is trying ahead to getting on that pitch and supplying you with all a efficiency to be happy with.”
Manchester Metropolis gained the FA Cup final yr however they completed second within the league behind Arsenal and they are going to be eager to problem for the title once more.
Gavin Makel, head of girls’s soccer at Manchester Metropolis, added: “Following an thrilling summer season of girls’s soccer and the Lionesses’ spectacular kind in France, we wished to kick off the brand new season with a bang.
“Having the Manchester derby as our home opener was the perfect opportunity to play a game at the Etihad Stadium and welcome our seven Manchester City Lionesses home.”
Chelsea’s resolution to open their marketing campaign at Stamford Bridge, in opposition to newly-promoted Spurs, included the information that each one tickets will probably be free.