Emirates Stadium to host 11 Arsenal Women matches in 2024/25

After a successful season playing at both Emirates Stadium and Meadow Park, Arsenal have confirmed that the women’s team will play a minimum of 11 matches in N5 throughout 2024/25.

The Gunners have shattered the Barclays Women’s Super League attendance record three times this season alone, with two of their six matches at Emirates Stadium declared as sellouts. Those six fixtures have seen an average attendance of 52,029, as the demand for tickets continues to exceed Meadow Park’s capacity.

While fans make their love for Meadow Park clear, every match at the Borehamwood ground has sold out this season and fans continue to lament just how difficult it is to source tickets for games. 2024/25 will not see a full-time move away from the ground though, with all domestic cup fixtures to be played at the 4,500-capacity stadium.

In 2024/25, Arsenal Women will play eight league fixtures at Emirates Stadium. Should the club qualify for the group stage of the UEFA Women’s Champions League, all home ties will also be played in N5.

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The club confirmed that if the Gunners fail to reach that stage of the competition, they will instead host all 11 home WSL matches at Emirates Stadium.

It is a move that has been lauded by head coach Jonas Eidevall, who praised the role of the club’s supporters in making the move a reality. In the club’s press release, he said: ‘To everyone who has followed us so far, thank you. You have played a key part in our progress and growth, helping us write this story.’

‘Next season, Emirates Stadium becomes our main home and we’re all excited to play in front of bigger crowds every week. We can’t wait to see you all there.’

Arsenal CEO, Vinai Venkatesham, also spoke highly of the move and Arsenal’s role in developing women’s football. ‘For almost four decades, we’ve been at the forefront of the women’s game,’ he said. ‘We’ve 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’re looking forward to giving more supporters the chance to watch our women’s team play.’

‘This is part of a collective drive across the club to take the women’s game forward and support sustainable growth of the game so it can thrive in the long term.’

While fixture dates have not yet been released, the club confirmed that they will offer a new ticketing bundle to enable fans to purchase tickets for all eight home WSL matches at a discounted rate. Details will be confirmed after 2024/25 fixtures have been released.

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