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Emirates Stadium to become main home of Arsenal Women

After breaking numerous records and receiving incredible levels of support both home and away, the Emirates Stadium will now become Arsenal Women's main home moving forward.

It comes after a very successful season for the team and is a huge step forward for the women's game.

Emirates Stadium set to become the main home of Arsenal Women

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Arsenal Women break several records

Ever since its opening in 2007, the Emirates Stadium has been held in high regard and is widely seen as one of the best grounds in the country. It has been the home of the men's side for almost 17 years, and now, will also be the main home of Arsenal Women moving forward.

The 2023/24 WSL campaign saw the Emirates host a total of six matches, which saw an average crowd of 52,029 – that is enough to comfortably sell out grounds such as Stamford Bridge on a weekly basis.

During those six matches, the stadium was sold out twice, as well as a WSL attendance record being set on three separate occasions.

How many Arsenal Women fixtures will the Emirates host?

Despite the Emirates now being the main home of the women's team, the Mangata Pay UK Stadium, the current home of Arsenal Women, will still host several games for the side.

In total, eight WSL matches are set to be played at the Emirates in the 2024/25 campaign as well as three Women's Champions League fixtures in the group stage in addition to any home knock-out round ties should they advance to that portion of the competition.

Whereas the Mangata will host all domestic cup fixtures for the women's team.

What have Arsenal said?

Speaking about the news, Arsenal's Chief Executive Officer, Vinai Venkatesham, said:

For almost four decades, we’ve been at the forefront of the women’s game. 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 the club's Sporting Director, Edu Gaspar, added:  “There’s great passion for our women’s team right across our club. We are one club, with a vision to win major trophies across our men’s and women’s teams. This move supports this ambition and we can’t wait to continue this amazing journey with our supporters.”


Harry Dowsett

Freelance football writer with experience writing for multiple digital platforms, such as GIVEMESPORT. Recently graduated from Portsmouth University with a media studies degree - completing a dissertation on the evolution of sports journalism in the process. He has a love for Arsenal Football Club and a passion for football as a whole.

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