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Chelsea to hosting first women’s Super League match at Stamford Bridge

December 20, 2019

Chelsea will seize on the spirit of the summer by launching their Women’s Super League season at Stamford Bridge in a match against Tottenham – and all the tickets will be free The London club is attempting to capture the zeitgeist of the Women’s World Cup when Phil Neville’s England team caught the imagination of the country The Lionesses reached the semi-finals where they were watched by a television audience of more than 11 million as they were beaten by the USA, the eventual champions Neville urged Super League clubs to build on the interest, maintain the impetus and develop the domestic game One idea mooted has been to commit more women’s league fixtures to larger venues.Chelsea, WSL champions in 2018 and with four players in England’s World Cup squad, were already hatching plans to secure a big crowd for the opening fixture of the new season, a London derby against newly-promoted Tottenham Instead of playing at their usual venue, Kingsmeadow, the home of AFC Wimbledon with a capacity of 4,500, Emma Hayes’ team will take on Spurs at Stamford Bridge, where the capacity is more than 40,000 The game is scheduled for Sunday 8 September at 12.30pm when the Premier League will be on a break for international football Entry is free but all supporters need a ticket and they will be limited to four per person Chelsea expect a full house.

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