The Football Association and Nottingham Forest Football Club have announced that the City Ground will be the venue for The FA Women’s Cup sponsored by E.ON 2010 Final.
This represents the third occasion that The FA Women’s Cup Final has taken place at the City Ground, a stadium that still holds the record attendance for a domestic women’s game in England, with a crowd of 24,582 attending the 2008 Cup Final between Arsenal and Leeds.
It is hoped the match, taking place Bank Holiday Monday May 3 2010, will attract the highest ever attendance for a domestic women’s game in England.
The international crowd of 29,092 for England’s victory against Finland at the City of Manchester stadium in 2005 is still a record for a women’s match in England.
Forest’s Chief Executive Mark Arthur said: "We are delighted to welcome The FA Women’s Cup Final sponsored by E.ON back to the City Ground for the third time in four years. We have proved in the past that we can successfully stage the highest profile women’s football event in the UK. Hopefully the 2010 Final will be every bit as memorable, for players and supporters alike, as the previous games at The City Ground."
Sue Hough, Chairman of The FA Women’s Committee, said: "We are very pleased that this year’s Final will be held once again at Nottingham Forest Football Club. The City Ground is a fantastic stadium with first class facilities and we are delighted to be working with them once again on the 2010 Final. We hope fans, families and teams from across the region, and across the country as a whole, will help us set a new record Cup Final attendance this coming May in Nottingham."