‘Wembley for women’ aspires to rival Goodison Park

By , 24th September 2009 16:26

GoodisonParkIn September 2009, the Guardian reported on Nottingham Forrest’s plans for a new stadium and its vision to offer their proposed new home as a venue for future finals of the Womens FA Cup and England’s womens internationals.

The article applauded the promotion of the womens game by both Forest  and Nottingham City Council and their contribution to attracting a record attendance of 24,582 to the 2008 womens cup final held at the City Ground.

Notwithstanding the England womens team’s achievements at Euro2009, there is still some way to go before womens football regains the heights it enjoyed before it was banned by the Football Association in 1921.   The record crowd for a womens football match in England is 53,000.  The match took place at Everton’s Goodison Park on 26 December 1920 when the remarkable Dick, Kerr’s Ladies works team beat St Helens Ladies 4-0.

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