AESSEAL New York Stadium in the frame for Euro 2021 finals

By David Beddows | 04/12/2018

AESSEAL New York Stadium in the frame for Euro 2021 finals
England Ladies before their clash with Sweden at the NYS earlier this month.

ROTHERHAM United's AESSEAL New York Stadium is one of the proposed venues for the  UEFA Women’s Euro 2021 finals.

The UEFA Executive Committee confirmed England as the host nation this week, with matches set to take place across eight venues before the final at Wembley. England qualify as the home nation.

The NYS staged international women's football only last month when Phil Neville's Lionesses took on Sweden. It also hosted matches in this year's UEFA Men’s U17s Euros, including the final.

The next key date will be the draw for the qualifying group stage on February 22 next year. Qualifiers will be played from August 2019 to September 2020 to determine 12 of the finalists, with the play-offs determining the last three entrants in October 2020.

Sports Minister Mims Davies said: “Women's football is booming, with investment, participation and support greater than ever before.

“Playing host to the European Championship will give us a new platform to inspire the nation and a new generation of young footballers. We are a world-leader in hosting major sporting events and I would like to congratulate all the partners on putting together such a strong bid.”

The other proposed venues are Brighton, Milton Keynes, Southampton, Bramall Lane, Brentford and Nottingham Forest.

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