Emirates Stadium to Host More Games for Arsenal's Women's Team Next Season | Spurzine

Emirates Stadium to Host More Games for Arsenal’s Women’s Team Next Season


Arsenal’s Women’s team will be having many of its games at the Emirates stadium come next season, with the Gunner’s stadium becoming their main home says the club which plans to host 11 games there.

The news has been welcomed with joy by many fans and could likely boost the stadium’s ticket sales given how popular the team is within Europe and the rest of the world.

The club announced the exciting plans today, informing fans that 11 games will be played at the Emirates stadium next season – eight of them being the Women’s Super League (WSL) and three Champions League games, that’s if qualification for the group stages is secured.

This will also include any of the home games in any Champions League knock-out tie rounds that would also be staged at the Emirates stadium says the club. Meanwhile, the remaining fixtures including the domestic cup matches will be played at Arsenal’s Meadow Park in Borehamwood.

The move comes with no surprise after the stadium saw a huge turn-up of 52,000 this year after six of the WSL games were played at the Emirates stadium this season, which included two sell-outs and three WSL attendance records. The management sees the benefit behind this and has decided to move forward with adding more games at Emirates for the women’s team.

“We have recently seen extraordinary growth in supporters coming to Emirates Stadium for games held here, which include two complete sell-outs this season. The next step in our journey is to make Emirates Stadium our main home for Arsenal Women. We are looking forward to giving more supporters the chance to watch our women’s team play.”

– Arsenal chief executive, Vinai Venkatesham

Head coach Jonas Eidevall loves the idea of Arsenal’s women’s team having more games at the Emirates Stadium

Aside from the expected high turn-ups, this could be seen as a chance to boost the women’s Arsenal team’s brand and grow it in other areas too such as merchandise to mention but a few. The coach for the Arsenal women’s team, Jonas Eidevall also agrees with the idea and sees the potential it brings to the table.

“We have a special connection with our supporters, who have shown up in huge numbers and pushed us forward every step of the way. Next season, Emirates Stadium becomes our main home and we are all excited to play in front of bigger crowds every week.”

– Jonas Eidevall, head coach

The change, however, won’t be without a few changes to pricing and seat arrangements. According to the club’s website, next season they will be introducing a new two-tier pricing system at Emirates Stadium giving fans options to purchase match tickets in either Tier 1 seat locations (the best seats in the house, located along the halfway line) or Tier 2 seat locations (entry price seats offering the best value).

This season in the FA Women’s Super League, Arsenal women’s club form has been very good overall with 15 wins, 2 draws, and 4 losses – placing the team in the 3rd place out of 12 teams in the league standings. They have won 71% of their matches and have held a pretty impressive home game record with 9 wins, 0 draws, and 1 loss.

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Allan Bangirana

Allan Bangirana is a freelance writer for Newslibre & Spurzine. He is passionate about tech, and games and occasionally writes about entertainment, lifestyle and so much more.

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