Manchester to play a part in delivering record-breaking UEFA Women's Euro 2022

With over 700,000 tickets available across ten venues in nine host cities - including Manchester - an unprecedented number of fans will be able to experience the biggest women’s European sport event ever from 6 - 31 July 2022.

All 16 teams are now confirmed for UEFA Women’s EURO 2022, and a major ticketing roadmap and legacy programme has been unveiled to illustrate how a record-breaking tournament that has the power to inspire the next generation of players and fans, will be delivered on home soil.

The ambition is to set a record attendance for a UEFA Women’s EURO fixture at the tournament’s opening game at Old Trafford on Wednesday 6 July 2022.  The record currently stands at 41,301 in the 2013 Final.

The action then moves to the Manchester City Academy Stadium which will host its first Group D fixture on Sunday 10 July 2022.  The stadium will be looking to beat its previous record crowd of 5,665 for a women’s game, recorded in April 2015 when England played China in a friendly.

Matchday 2 at the Manchester City Academy Stadium follows on Thursday 14 July, with a third and final fixture to be played at the stadium on Matchday 3, Monday 18 July 2022.

Next summer’s celebration of football will see tickets ranging from £5 to £50, with over half a million tickets available for £25 or less, and a family of four with two adults and two children able to watch some of the world’s best players from just £30.

With over 90% of England’s population within two hours of a game, fans from all areas will get the chance to play their part in what it's hoped will be a record-breaking summer for the women’s game.

The ambition of the tournament is to deliver the biggest women's football event in UEFA history and to create a positive lasting legacy nationally and also locally for the city.   As part of this Manchester together with Trafford has committed to growing the number of local female-friendly clubs and to establishing a club network that will provide playing opportunities for women and girls of all ages and abilities.

It's hoped to double the number of female-friendly clubs in Manchester and Trafford by 2024 and to increase the number of players aged 16 or over by 20 per cent.

Women and girls from under-presented communities will be welcomed to football, and off the pitch, an increase in the number of women in administrative roles will shine a light on female leaders and volunteers within the game across the region.

It's expected that these pledges will lead to an increased number of female coaches registered and actively coaching female teams across Manchester and Trafford from the current 20 per cent to 30 per cent. In addition 400 female activators will also be upskilled to further support the game, with an increase in the number of FA-qualified female match officials, increasing from 10 per cent of Manchester FA Match Officials being female to 20 per cent.

Councillor Luthfur Rahman OBE, Deputy Leader Manchester City Council, said:  "The UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 tournament gives us a unique chance to harness the excitement and buzz of the live game to help inspire girls and women of all ages, and to create a real lasting legacy that will encourage wider participation in competitive sport - with all the added benefits this brings in terms of improving mental health and building resilience - as well as helping grow the next generation of top class women football players here in Manchester."

Baroness Sue Campbell, EURO 2022 Board Member and Director of Women’s Football, The FA, said: “It has been a challenging year in so many ways, with mental and physical wellbeing hugely affected by the pandemic. The tournament and the legacy we hope to instil is a very real opportunity to positively change the impact restrictions have had on activity levels, but also the togetherness football gives us regardless of our role within the sport.

"The long-term legacy ambitions will unlock the game for more women and girls across host cities and beyond with equal access for all girls to play football in school, alongside a diverse workforce of coaches, referees and local leaders delivering and organising football for their communities. Our vision will ensure inclusive, safe and welcoming environments for every woman and girl to play competitive or recreational grassroots football - irrespective of ability, age or ambition.”

The first chance supporters will have to apply for tournament tickets is on 13 July 2021, via the Pre-Sale. To ensure priority access to the pre-sale fans can register their interest here

The pre-sale will run from 13 July until 10 August 2021.

 

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