- Final draw show takes place on 28 October 2021 live on BBC
With all 16 teams now confirmed for UEFA Women’s EURO 2022, 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.
With over 700,000 tickets available across the 10 venues in nine host cities, an unprecedented number of fans will be able to experience the biggest women’s European sport event ever from 6 - 31 July 2022.
The New York Stadium, Rotherham will welcome its first Group D fixture to coincide with Matchday 1 on Sunday 10 July 2022, which will be an opportunity to surpass the 10,550 attendance recorded for a European Qualifier played there between England and Belgium in April 2016. The stadium will then host Matchdays 2 and 3 on Thursday 14 and Monday 18 July 2022 respectively ahead of its final fixture, which will be the fourth Quarter-Final between the winners of Group D and runners-up of Group C on Saturday 23 July 2022.
Bramall Lane, Sheffield will welcome its first Group C fixture to coincide with Matchday 1 on Saturday 9 July 2022, which will be an opportunity to welcome the stadium’s first international women’s match. The stadium will then host Matchdays 2 and 3 on Wednesday 13 and Sunday 17 July 2022 respectively ahead of its final fixture, which will be the first Semi-Final between the winners of the first and third Quarter-Finals on Tuesday 26 July 2022.
Next summer’s celebration of football sees tickets ranging from £5 to £50, with over half a million tickets available for £25 or less, ensuring the UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 is an accessible event for all. The tournament will see a family of four [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, the tournament will truly belong to everyone and allow fans from all areas the chance to play their part in what will hopefully be a record-breaking summer for the women’s game.
The first chance supporters will have to apply for tickets is on 13 July 2021, via the Pre-Sale, presented by Visa. To ensure this priority access, fans can register their interest now at UEFA.com/womenseuro/ticketing.
Together with UEFA, as a nation and host a clear ambition is held to deliver the biggest women’s football event in UEFA history, which is used to inspire long-term, sustainable positive change in women’s and girls’ football. The nine Host Cities and 10 match venues are all playing a vital role in establishing the continued growth of women’s and girls’ football in England and, as next summer gets closer, the Host Cities are also united in the ambition to provide a blueprint for future UEFA Women’s EURO tournaments.
Creating a Legacy
As part of their legacy Rotherham will deliver a range of programmes to welcome women and girls into football, focusing on under-presented groups. Football will be used to encourage more women and girls to adopt and maintain a healthier lifestyle, with leadership opportunities developed to help women and girls grow the game.
These pledges will lead to double the number of FA-qualified female coaches and referees across the region, and a 50% increase in the number of football opportunities for women and girls. Additionally, a new digital platform will be used to engage 1,000 women to create awareness of playing opportunities across Rotherham.
As part of their legacy Sheffield will engage with over 90% of primary and secondary schools to offer girls-only football opportunities by 2024, leading to double the number of recreational opportunities through Wildcats and Premier League Kicks programmes. In addition, a range of female-only competitions across all ages will be launched.
These pledges will lead to at least 140 primary schools engaged in Girls’ Football School Partnerships by 2024. Furthermore, 50% more girls aged 5-to-11-year-olds will have a recreational opportunity within five miles of their homes, and off the pitch, double the number of female coaches and female officials will be recruited to drive the game forward.
As a collective legacy, the programme shared today sets out the plans across the nine Host Cities to deliver 500,000 new football opportunities to engage women and girls by 2024. This will result in 120,000 more girls playing in schools and clubs and 20,000 women playing for fun and friendship. In addition, 300 newly FA-qualified female coaches will double the number currently involved across the host cities, with 350 new FA-qualified female referees officiating to ensure increased female participation in all areas of the game. Find out more about how the tournament will help drive positive change within girls and women’s football at https://www.thefa.com/competitions/uefa-womens-euro-2022/legacy-programme/about
"We want to inspire more women and girls to get involved in the beautiful game, whether this is playing at a grassroots club, coaching a team, or refereeing a game. We have a fantastic opportunity on our doorstep to help showcase the female game across South Yorkshire" Sarah Wood, Football Development Manager.