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Wimbledon to host Conti Cup Final
The FA can announce that AFC Wimbledon’s Cherry Red Records Stadium will host the FA Women’s Continental Tyres League Cup Final on Saturday 5th March.
The news was confirmed on Monday evening on talkSPORT2 during the quarter final draw of the competition, with the eleventh Final due to be broadcast live on the BBC. Kick off time will be announced in due course and tickets are now on sale.
Home to The Dons since November 2020, the Final will be played in front of a crowd of potentially up to 9,000 spectators, with fans due back after the conclusion of last season’s competition was played behind closed doors.
Kelly Simmons, FA Director of The Women's Professional Game, said: "We are delighted to confirm The Cherry Red Records Stadium as the host of the FA Women’s Continental Tyres League Cup Final.
“We wanted a really intimate stadium that could potentially generate a really good atmosphere. We feel we have that in AFC Wimbledon and we are really looking forward to welcoming fans for this Final, who I am sure will create a really good buzz within the stadium.”
AFC Wimbledon Chief Executive Joe Palmer said: “There’s been a great response to the homecoming campaign for our AFC Wimbledon Ladies with good attendances so far and we are proud to be selected to host one of the most prestigious fixtures in the women’s football calendar.
“This is another example of the interest in our new stadium, both as a venue for hosting sporting events, and as a valuable asset for the community.”
Holders Chelsea and Arsenal enter at the quarter final round following their UEFA Women’s Champions League commitments during the Group Stages, and they join the five group winners and best runner-
The draw was made on talkSPORT2 this evening by former Tottenham Hotspur defender, Jenna Schillaci, with the result being as follows:
West Ham United v Chelsea
Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool
Charlton Athletic or Leicester City or Manchester City v Bristol City
Arsenal v Manchester United
Ties will be played on 19-
Tickets for the Final at The Cherry Red Records Stadium are now on sale priced at £10 for adults and £2.50 for Under-