This Saturday, the American Express Community Stadium will host England’s final 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup warm-up match against New Zealand, kick-off 1pm.
Over 20,000 tickets have been sold for the game, and it promises to be a great occasion to send off the Lionesses to France for this summer’s tournament.
This will be the Lionesses’ second visit to the Amex, following their 9-0 win over Montenegro in a World Cup qualifier back in April 2014.
When the match was confirmed to be played at the Amex back in February, Albion chief executive and deputy chairman Paul Barber said, “We are absolutely delighted to be hosting another England international at our stadium.
“After hosting the World Cup qualifier against Montenegro almost five years ago, we saw the tremendous boost it had in helping to raise the profile of the women’s game across our region.
“We now have a proven track record of hosting England internationals at the stadium, having also welcomed the under-19s and under-21 teams.
“Hopefully we can attract as many fans from across the country as possible, and make it another occasion to remember.”
Lionesses manager Phil Neville added, “The World Cup is firmly in sight now and I’m really happy with this group of fixtures to complement the games that we have played in recent months, plus the ones to come at the SheBelieves Cup.
“It’s great that we can visit four different parts of the country and I have no doubt the players will get fantastic support as ever. I also want to thank my colleagues at The FA and the clubs for making this exciting series of games possible.
“We have already played Australia and Sweden in our last two matches in 2018 and being up against three more fellow finalists and the last EURO runners-up is just what we need. We will certainly hit the ground running when we get to France.
“This is a huge year for my players and staff, and we are raring to go. Every single day spent working at St. George’s Park is with the World Cup in mind, and we are going to France with the aim of making the country proud.”
Tickets for the game can be purchased at BrightonAndHoveAlbion.com/Lionesses, priced at only £1 for concessions and £10 for adults.
There are no booking fees when purchasing online and opting for Print at Home, however posted tickets and those held for collection incur a £1 booking fee. All tickets bought in person or by phone incur a £1.50 booking fee.