Emirates Stadium to become main home of Arsenal Women from next season

Arsenal have announced that the Emirates Stadium will host 11 Arsenal Women matches in the 2024/25 season, making it the main home of Arsenal Women. 

The Gunners will play eight Barclays Women’s Super League (WSL) games at Emirates Stadium, alongside three UEFA Women’s Champions League (UWCL) fixtures, should they qualify for the group stages of the competition.

Progress to the latter stages of the UWCL would also mean all home legs in knock-out rounds would come to N5.

The remaining games, including all women’s domestic cup fixtures, will be played at the long-standing host venue, the Mangata Pay UK Stadium (Meadow Park, Borehamwood), the home of their men's U21 team.

This exciting news follows on from their support both home and away this season.

Arsenal Women’s six WSL matches hosted at Emirates Stadium this season saw an average crowd of 52,029, which included two sell-outs and three WSL attendance records. 

These have contributed to an average crowd of 32,618 over the 2023/24 season so far, across both home venues, including sell-outs of every Mangata Pay UK Stadium fixture. 

Speaking about the historic news, Vinai Venkatesham, Chief Executive Officer, 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.”

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.”

Arsenal Women head coach, Jonas Eidevall, thanked supporters for the unwavering commitment that has made this move possible. 

He said: “We have a special connection with our supporters, who have shown up in huge numbers and pushed us forward every step of the way. 

“To everyone who has followed us so far, thank you. You have played a key part in our progress and growth, helping us write this story.

“Next season, Emirates Stadium becomes our main home and we're all excited to play in front of bigger crowds every week.”