Historic Wembley Stadium will host the FA Women’s Cup final for the first time on August 1.
The FA made the decision following successful ticket sales for last November’s England-Germany game, which attracted 45,000 fans at Wembley Stadium, a number that had to be capped due to public transportation issues at the time. Germany won that game, 3-0.
“The FA and The FA Women’s Board has worked hard on bringing The FA Women’s Cup Final to Wembley for some time now and it’s fantastic that we’ve been able to do so for 2015,” said Kelly Simmons, FA director of national game and women’s football.
“The England v Germany game was such a big moment for women’s football and we wanted to use that, along with this summer’s World Cup, to build momentum across the wider women’s game. It felt like the perfect time for the Final to be at Wembley.”
BBC One will broadcast the match live.
Arsenal won last year’s FA Women’s Cup final in front of 15,000 fans at stadiummk, beating Everton, 2-0 behind goals from Kelly Smith and Yukari Kinga.
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