West Ham United Moving Stadium For 2020/21

West Ham United have announced they are moving stadium for the 2020-21 campaign. They will play their home Women’s Super League fixtures at Dagenham & Redbridge’s Chigwell Construction Stadium.
 
It follows the unveiling of the state-of-the-art training base at Chadwell Heath earlier this month.
 
Following last season’s record-breaking first Barclays FA WSL match played at London Stadium, combined with continued unwavering support from fans and huge growth in home attendances, West Ham are looking to build on that success for next season.
 
The move will enable attendances to increase further and present even more supporters with the opportunity to watch their team.
 
Jack Sullivan, women’s team managing director told whufc.com “The move to Chigwell Construction Stadium is yet another great step in the growth of our women’s team.
 
“Looking forward to the season ahead, I can’t wait to see the local community getting behind the team and turning out in full force to support fill the stands in our new home!
 
“The demand to see women’s football has never been greater and our new matchday home will allow even more of our loyal fans to watch our games live, as well as enjoy an even better matchday experience at this impressive stadium. As we strive to become a leading team on the pitch, our continued progress will help our West Ham United women’s team to be a leading figure off the pitch”.
 

Captain Gilly Flaherty went on to explain “The team and I are so excited to play our first game in this fantastic stadium. Without a doubt, this new matchday experience will inspire us to continue to develop and excel, and we can’t wait to have fans there with us, as soon as it is safe to do so.”

 

Peter B. Freund, Executive Chairman of Dagenham & Redbridge FC added “As we continue to invest in ground improvements at the Chigwell Construction Stadium for the Daggers, we are thrilled to announce that we now will also become the new home of the West Ham United women’s team as well. The game of football, especially the Barclays FA Women’s Super League and women’s leagues around the world, continues to grow at a rapid pace and we see this as a tremendous opportunity to welcome more fans to Victoria Road”.

 
They could play their first match at the Stadium on the weekend of September 5-6 as the FA target those dates for the start of the 2020-21 WSL season.

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