Emirates Stadium will be the main home of Arsenal Women

Arsenal have announced that the Emirates Stadium will host 11 Arsenal Women’s matches in the 2024/25 season, making it the main home ground for the team.

The move is a significant step in the club’s commitment to women’s football and comes after a season of record-breaking attendances at the Emirates.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 10: Beth Mead of Arsenal (blacked out) celebrates after scoring their team’s first goal with teammates during the Barclays Women’s Super League match between Arsenal FC and Chelsea FC at Emirates Stadium on December 10, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

The plan is for the team to play eight Barclays Women’s Super League (WSL) matches and three UEFA Women’s Champions League (UWCL) matches at the stadium, should they qualify for the group stage. Further progress in the UWCL would also see all home matches of the knockout rounds held at the Emirates Stadium.

The remaining matches, including the domestic cup ties, will be played at the Mangata Pay UK Stadium (Meadow Park, Borehamwood), which also serves as the home ground for Arsenal’s U21 men’s team.

Record-breaking support

This decision comes hot on the heels of a season marked by exceptional fan support for Arsenal Women, both home and away. Six WSL matches held at Emirates Stadium this season saw an average attendance of 52,029, including two sell-out matches and three WSL attendance records. At both home venues the average crowd for the 2023/24 season was 32,618, with every match at Mangata Pay UK Stadium sold out.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 3: A general view as the LED screen shows match attendance of “60,050” during the Barclays Women’s Super League match between Arsenal FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on March 3, 2024 in London, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Comments from club officials

Vinai Venkatesham, Chief Executive Officer, expressed his excitement about the move: “We have been at the forefront of the women’s game for almost four decades. We have seen an extraordinary growth in the number of supporters coming to Emirates Stadium for matches held here in recent times, including two completely sold-out matches this season.

“The next step in our journey is to make the Emirates Stadium our main home ground for Arsenal Women. We look forward to giving more supporters the opportunity to see our women’s team play. This is part of a collective commitment within the club to advance the women’s game and support the sustainable growth of the game so that it can thrive in the long term.”

Vision of the sporting director

Edu Gaspar, sporting director, emphasized the club’s unified vision: “There is great passion for our women’s team throughout our club. We are one club, with the vision to win big trophies for our men’s and women’s teams. This step supports this ambition and we can’t wait to continue this great journey with our supporters.”

Gratitude from the head coach

Jonas Eidevall, head coach of Arsenal Women, thanked the fans: “We have a special bond with our supporters, who have turned up in huge numbers and helped us move forward every step of the way. Thank you to everyone who has followed us so far. You have played a key role in our progress and growth and helped us write this story. The Emirates Stadium will be our main home ground next season and we are all looking forward to playing in front of a bigger crowd every week. We can’t wait to see you all there.”

New ticket packages

A new Emirates Home Advantage Pack+ will be available to supporters next season, with tickets for all eight scheduled WSL matches at Emirates Stadium at a reduced price.

The Emirates Home Advantage Pack, a five-match package introduced for the 2023/24 season, also returns, offering the opportunity to attend five selected WSL matches at a discounted rate. The exact fixtures for these packages will be confirmed later this summer, after the 2024/25 WSL fixtures are released.

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