England: King Power Stadium welcomes England Lionesses

source: StadiumDB.com; author: Kuba Kowalski

England: King Power Stadium welcomes England Lionesses The renowned King Power Stadium is set to host the England Women’s UEFA Women’s Nations League fixture against Belgium. This anticipated match is scheduled for Friday, 27 October, with ticket sales launching soon.


A Historic Return to Leicester for the Lionesses

The upcoming match at Filbert Way is significant as it marks the first time the Lionesses will play in Leicester since their 1-1 draw against Sweden in September 1980. Following their emotive performance at the FIFA Women's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, this match provides a golden opportunity for fans from Leicester to witness the Lionesses in action on home turf. You can find out more about the coverage details from football today on TV UK.

The King Power Stadium clash with Belgium is notable not just for the game itself but also for the players. Belgium's most capped international player, Janice Cayman, currently plays for LCFC Women. This match will be followed by a return game at Den Dreef Stadium, home to LCFC’s sister club, OH Leuven, in Belgium. Aside from games of the local team, the stadium is also the site of Belgium's U21 national squad.

King Power Stadium© kev747

Susan Whelan, Leicester City Chief Executive, expressed her excitement about hosting such a prestigious international fixture. She emphasized the growth of women's football and highlighted the pride in having both matches hosted by teams within the King Power football family. Women's football is gaining more and more fans. The 2022-23 Vitality Women's FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium took place in front of a record attendance of 77,390 fans, a world record for a women's domestic club match.

The Inaugural Nations League Journey

The England-Belgium matches are part of the inaugural Nations League, marking both teams' third and fourth fixtures in the competition. Sarina Wiegman’s squad will kick off their campaign post-FIFA Women’s World Cup with a match against Scotland at Sunderland’s Stadium of Light, followed by a game against the Netherlands in Utrecht.

The final matches in the group will take place in December. The team that emerges at the top of the four-team section will advance to the Nations League finals scheduled between 21-28 February. This will culminate in a showpiece match to crown the overall winners. This exciting fixture at King Power Stadium is a testament to the growing popularity and recognition of women's football, both domestically and internationally. With tickets going on sale soon, fans are eagerly awaiting the chance to witness this historic match.

King Power Stadium© Chris Churchil