Sheffield to host UEFA Women’s EURO 2021 semi-final

Sheffield will host FOUR games at next summer’s UEFA Women’s EURO 2021, including a semi-final match.

Sunday, 23rd February 2020, 3:11 pm
Updated Monday, 24th February 2020, 2:26 pm

As well as the semi-final on 27 July, Sheffield United’s Bramall Lane will host three group stage games at the tournament, which is tipped to be the most attended in its history.

UEFA Women’s EURO 2021 will take place in England from 7 July to 1 August. Bramall Lane, which has a capacity of 32,702, has been announced as one of ten grounds across the country which will stage matches.

Three group stage games will be played at the stadium on 10, 14 and 18 July. Information on how to get tickets is yet to be released, but organisers have confirmed more than 700,000 tickets will be available to fans, with every game available on free-to-air television, radio and online.

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Councillor Mary Lea, cabinet member for culture, parks and leisure at Sheffield City Council, said the authority was “thrilled” with the news.

She said: “The 2021 tournament is set to see record-breaking numbers and Sheffield will give a very warm welcome to everyone visiting the city.

“As the official birthplace of football, the women’s game is well established in Sheffield, but I know many more will be inspired after seeing Europe’s elite playing here, and I look forward to the legacy that will continue long after 2021.”

Rotherham United’s New York Stadium will also host four matches, including a quarter-final on 24 July. Three group stage games will also be played at the stadium on 11, 15 and 19 July.

Bramall Lane will host four matches at next summer's tournament. Photo: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Phil Neville’s England will open the tournament at Old Trafford on 7 July, 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.

He said: “It doesn’t get much bigger than managing your country at a home EURO, and it is set to be a special summer as we prepare to host this wonderful competition.”

Wembley Stadium – with a capacity of 90,000 – will host the showpiece final on 1 August.

To register for tickets, tournament news, competitions and volunteering opportunities, visit TheFA.com/WEURO2021.