UEFA WOMEN’S EURO ENGLAND 2022 HOST CITIES AND STADIUMS
Fans will be able to see some of the world’s best players in action as 31 matches are played at venues across the country during the three and a half weeks of the tournament.
The following nine host cities and ten host stadiums have been selected to host group and knockout games across England:
Brighton & Hove
Brighton & Hove is a creative city with a blend of modern culture and exotic architecture, sea and countryside, and a distinctive free-spirited atmosphere you won’t find anywhere else. Our wide range of attractions spans The Royal Pavilion, i360 and Brighton Palace Pier, to the South Downs National Park and unique Lanes and North Laine shopping areas.
Brighton & Hove Community Stadium is home to Brighton & Hove Albion FC. It has a 30,000 capacity and, alongside Brighton’s Premier League matches, the stadium has hosted many England women’s football games and matches in the 2015 Rugby Union World Cup.
London is one of the most diverse, exciting and dynamic places to visit. England’s thriving capital offers a world-class experience for all and is the most connected city on earth. WEURO fans will find a ‘home from home’ welcome alongside a wealth of history, culture, and entertainment to enjoy. Visit renowned sightseeing attractions, top restaurants, the West End theatre scene, bustling markets, historic museums and beautiful Royal Parks.
The iconic Wembley Stadium is home to the England team. It has a capacity of 90,000 and is recognised as one of the world’s premier stadiums and remains the centrepiece of the English game. It has hosted numerous UEFA Champions League finals as well as many domestic finals, including the Women’s FA Cup. It will stage the UEFA EURO 2020 and WEURO 2022 Finals.
Brentford Community Stadium holds 17,000 seats and was opened in 2020 as the new home of Championship side Brentford FC and the London Irish rugby union club. It is just north of the River Thames, near the famous Kew Bridge and Kew Gardens.
Diverse, energetic and bursting with character, Manchester was the birthplace of the industrial revolution. The city has a proud history in science, politics, music, arts and is famous for its football teams. The city centre is jam-packed with unique and eclectic restaurants, bars, shops, museums, galleries and hotels.
Manchester City Academy Stadium is the home of Manchester City Women and accommodates 7,000 fans. Since it opened in 2014 it has held home legs of City’s UEFA Women’s Champions League semi-finals. It is part of a world class elite training facility and is adjacent to the Etihad Stadium, home of Manchester City men’s team.
Milton Keynes has more green space per person than anywhere else in Britain. It’s an extreme sports hotspot where you can water-ski and wakeboard, find the UK’s longest indoor real-snow ski and boarding slope, and visit the home of Red Bull Racing. National attractions include live entertainment at MK Theatre, historic Bletchley Park, free art exhibitions at MK Gallery, and 200+ stores, cafes and restaurants under one roof in the city centre.
Stadium MK is home to MK Dons FC and has a capacity of 30,000. The stadium has hosted England’s women and men’s U21s fixtures, the 2015 Rugby Union World Cup, and is a regular concert venue.
Rotherham is a hidden gem with an abundance of things to do. Ride the roller coasters at Gulliver’s theme park, explore a fascinating collection of art, history and science at Clifton Park Museum, take a stroll through the grounds of the magnificent Wentworth Woodhouse, visit the Magna Science Adventure Centre or get active outdoors at Rother Valley Country Park. There’s something for all the family to experience and enjoy.
The New York Stadium is home to Rotherham United FC. It takes its name from the area of land it was built on in South Yorkshire. This 12,000-capacity stadium opened in 2012 and held its first England women’s game in 2016. It also staged the 2018 men’s Under-17 EURO Final.
Sheffield is famed for its industrial heritage and is home to the world's first and oldest football club. Today you'll find a modern cityscape set against the stunning backdrop of the Peak District National Park. There is a lot to keep you entertained with an amazing array of independent eateries and microbreweries, live music, colourful street art, over 25 theatres and galleries.
Bramall Lane is home to Sheffield United FC. The ground holds 30,000 fans and was originally a cricket ground. Football was first played there in 1862 between reputedly the world’s two oldest clubs, Sheffield FC and Hallam FC. It was also the venue for the first-ever floodlit game in 1878.
A lively, modern city with a strong connection to the sea. It's been a major seaport for the UK for centuries and is famous for many things including the departure of the doomed Titanic on her maiden passenger voyage. The historical coastal town has an abundance of activities, events, places to shop, eat and socialise, as well as a fascinating history to explore.
St. Mary’s Stadium is home to Southampton FC. It holds 32,000 fans and opened in 2001. The name honours St. Mary’s Church, located near the stadium, whose members founded what eventually became Southampton FC. In 2018 more than 25,000 fans watched a FIFA Women’s World Cup qualifier there between England and Wales.
Home to Manchester United Football Club and Emirates Old Trafford, Trafford is widely held as an international sporting destination. It has a rich heritage with over 200 listed buildings and is home to many outstanding nature reserves. The Imperial War Museum and Trafford Shopping Centre are cultural and retail highlights.
Old Trafford is the home of Manchester United Football Club and is the UK’s largest club stadium. The venue has held many of the biggest fixtures in the game including the1966 FIFA World Cup, UEFA EURO ’96, the 2012 Olympics men’s and women’s football tournaments and the 2003 UEFA Champions League Final.
Wigan & Leigh
Wigan Borough encompasses the two main towns of Wigan and Leigh. The borough boasts a beautiful Greenheart stretching from Leigh through to Haigh Woodland Park. You’ll find a healthy mix of character and heritage with a vibrant mixture of amenities including great shopping facilities and an array of eateries, pubs and bars.
Leigh Sports Village is home to Manchester United Women and Leigh Centurions Rugby League team. It holds 12,000 fans and is a venue for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup. It is part of a wider state of the arts facility for sports, physical activity, education, health and leisure that serves the whole community.