Women’s soccer coach Phil Neville urges top clubs to open stadiums for women’s games

October 25, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgWomen’s soccer coach Phil Neville urges top clubs to open stadiums for women’s gamesWith the increasing number of viewers for women’s soccer games, English women’s soccer coach Phil Neville wants top clubs to host women’s matches at the main stadiums.advertisement Reuters New DelhiApril 2, 2019UPDATED: April 2, 2019 15:28 IST Women’s soccer coach Phil Neville wants top clubs to start hosting women’s games at top stadiums (Reuters photo)HIGHLIGHTSPhil Neville wants England’s top clubs to host women’s soccer matches at their main stadiums60,739 people watched Atletico Madrid play Barcelona — a record for a women’s club soccer matchNeville said clubs should also offer free tickets to supporters to fill bigger venuesEngland women’s coach Phil Neville has called on the country’s biggest clubs to host women’s games at their main stadiums.Attendance at women’s games in Europe has grown this season, with 60,739 watching Atletico Madrid play Barcelona at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid earlier this month, a record for a women’s club soccer match.Juventus Women set a record for a women’s soccer match in Italy when 39,000 supporters attended their first game at the Turin club’s Allianz stadium against Fiorentina on March 24, and Neville said it was time English clubs get in on the act.”Some of the big teams in England have got to open their stadiums and fill them and let’s blow the rest of Europe away,” Neville told reporters. “Our game is in a far better place than Spain, Italy or Portugal.”If (second-tier leaders) Manchester United or (top-flight leaders) Arsenal win the league, throw open your stadium. Champions League game for Chelsea – why not play it at Stamford Bridge? Get 30,000 or 40,000.”England play Canada in a pre-World Cup friendly at Manchester City’s Academy Stadium on Friday, a venue that can seat 7,000, and Neville added that should offer free tickets to supporters to fill bigger venues.Also Read | India women’s football team beat Indonesia 2-0Also Read | U.S. women’s football players sue federation for gender discriminationAlso Read | Indumathi Kathiresan stars as India beat Hong Kong in women’s footballAlso Watch | Umpire fails to spot no-ball as MI beat RCB under controversial circumstancesFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byRoshni Tags :Follow Women’s FootballFollow Soccer Nextlast_img



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