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

The Emirates will host eight home WSL fixtures and Champions League group games, should Arsenal qualify

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

Alessia Russo celebrates scoring the winning goal against Tottenham at a sold-out Emirates Stadium. Credit- Jacques Feeney/Offside

Arsenal Women will play 11 matches at Emirates Stadium in 2024/25, with the 60,704-capacity ground becoming the main home of Jonas Eidevall’s side.

An increased eight Women’s Super League games will be hosted at the Emirates, two more than in 2023/24, which included two sell-outs.

Should Arsenal qualify for the group stages of the UEFA Women’s Champions League, all three home group games will be played at the Emirates, as well as any home knock-out ties in further rounds.

Remaining home matches will all be played at Meadow Park, home of National League South side Boreham Wood, which has a capacity of 4,500 and regularly sells out for Arsenal Women fixtures.

If Arsenal do not qualify for the Champions League, all 11 WSL home games will be hosted at Emirates Stadium. WSL fixtures will be confirmed later this summer.

Plans to move an increased number of games to the Emirates were outlined to supporter representatives on Monday (May 14) evening during an Arsenal Women Matchday Forum at Emirates Stadium.

Outgoing Arsenal CEO 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.”

Head coach Jonas Eidevall praised Arsenal’s loyal 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. We can’t wait to see you all there.”

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.”

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