Leicester City have announced that their Women’s team will play majority of their home games in 2021-22 Women’s Super League season at King Power Stadium.
This move coincides with the Foxes’ historic maiden top-flight season in the Women’s Super League (WSL) as the club departs Farley Way Stadium, where they used to groundshare with Quorn AFC.
Leicester City Women’s first match at the King Power Stadium sees them take on Manchester United on Sunday 12 September, with kick-off confirmed for 2pm BST.
In the event that both the men and women’s home matches are scheduled for the same weekend, the latter will host their games at Burton Albion’s Pirelli Stadium instead.
Speaking on the decision to hold home matches for both men and women’s senior teams at the King Power Stadium, Leicester City Chief Executive, Susan Whelan spoke of feeling “delighted” about this development.
Whelan went on to explain that this step is another sign of the club’s commitment to developing the sport in Leicestershire, saying: “The Football Club is committed to drive forward the development of women’s football in Leicestershire and we believe this will be a significant step in that journey.”
The female Foxes have experience of playing inside the King Power Stadium as they thrashed Charlton in their final game of 2020-21 season, ahead of lifting the Women’s Championship trophy post-match.
Leicester City officials have also revealed that season tickets for the Women’s team have been set at £40 for adults and £30 for people aged 65+ or under-18s, which will ‘represent a significant saving compared to match-by-match attendance.’
Children aged seven or under will be permitted free entry in both categories if accompanied by paying responsible adults, whilst Fox Travel will also be made available for supporters.