500 Days Until EURO 2021 kicks off
With 500 days to go until UEFA Women’s EURO 2021 kicks off in England, The FA has today released the full match schedule - which includes confirmation that Brighton and Hove Albion’s Community Stadium will host three matches including England’s second group game on 12 July, as well as a quarter-final on 21 July - in what promises to be a record-breaking edition of the European tournament next summer.
It was also revealed that England are to play the opening match at Old Trafford on 7 July 2021, with Manchester United’s iconic 74,879 capacity venue offering the host nation the opportunity to break the attendance record for a UEFA Women’s EURO in its opening fixture. Wembley Stadium - with a capacity of 90,000 - will host the showpiece final on 1 August, meaning the venue is hosting back-to-back men’s and women’s European Championship finals in 2020 and 2021.
Brighton & Hove Community Stadium is one of ten grounds which will stage UEFA Women’s EURO 2021 matches next summer.
As tournament hosts, Phil Neville’s Lionesses qualify automatically and after beginning their campaign at Old Trafford, will complete their group stage fixtures in front of home crowds at a further two Premier League venues – Brighton & Hove’s Community Stadium and St. Mary’s Stadium in Southampton.
Now in its 13th edition, the UEFA Women’s EURO 2021 is poised to be the biggest women’s EURO to date, with over 700,000 tickets available to fans and extensive coverage of every game of the tournament available on free-to-air television, radio and online.
Fans will be able to see some of the world’s best players in action on home soil as 31 matches are played across 26 days of competition.
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Brighton & Hove Albion had this to say: “Next summer is set to be another showpiece of women’s football at the highest level, and we are incredibly proud that Brighton & Hove Community Stadium will be playing its part as a host venue in UEFA Women’s EURO 2021.
“With the competition set to be the largest ever women’s EURO to date, it will be a thrill to welcome fans from across Europe to our stadium throughout the tournament.”
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