Tottenham Hotspur has announced that its new stadium will host its women’s team’s derby match against Arsenal on November 17.
Further details of the match will be announced at a later date but the announcement is another boost for the Women’s Super League, which is seeking to tap into growing interest in the women’s game following the success of the World Cup in France.
Earlier this week, Manchester City and Chelsea announced that their women’s teams would open their seasons at Etihad Stadium and Stamford Bridge, respectively, on the weekend of September 7-8, which is an international break on the men’s calendar.
Tickets for City’s match against newly-promoted Manchester United will be £7, with up to three under-16s going free with the purchase of an adult ticket. Tickets for Chelsea’s match against Tottenham on September 8 will be free for everyone.
Tottenham’s women’s team normally plays home matches at The Hive, home of Barnet FC. Tottenham, along with United, was promoted from the second-tier Championship last season.
Tottenham’s 62,000-seat stadium opened in April. The stadium will also host NFL games and is pencilled in to stage the Chicago Bears vs Oakland Raiders on October 6 and Carolina Panthers vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers on October 13.
In May, the stadium secured hosting rights to the 2020-21 finals of European club rugby union competitions the Champions Cup and Challenge Cup. European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) assigned the rights for its Finals Weekend to Tottenham after what it described as a “robust and detailed” tender process.
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