Adams Park will play host to Reading FC Women’s home fixtures for the next two years following their promotion to the FA WSL 1 division.Adams Park will play host to Reading FC Women’s home fixtures for the next two years following their promotion to the FA WSL 1 division.
The Royals won promotion from WSL 2 on the final day of last season, meaning they’ll now face the country’s premier women’s teams including Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool.
The FA WSL 1 season kicks off in March and the standard kick-off time for Reading’s home games will be at 2pm on Sundays. They will also play all home FA Women’s Cup and Continental Tyres Cup ties at the stadium.
Wycombe Wanderers chairman Andrew Howard said: “We have an excellent relationship with Reading Football Club, having staged a number of their under-21 fixtures and a first-team friendly earlier this year, and look forward to welcoming their women’s team for the next two years.
“Women’s football is enjoying a massive rise in popularity in this country and there’s a fantastic family-friendly atmosphere on matchdays. We believe Adams Park is a great entertainment venue for live football, and are excited about playing our part in helping Reading FC Women achieve their goals on and off the pitch.”
Reading FC Women general manager Jon Horton said: “We are absolutely delighted to finalise the agreement with Wycombe Wanderers – Adams Park is a superb facility with a fantastic pitch and a great place for Reading Women FC to establish themselves, and build a fan base to support our continued development within the women’s game.
“The staff and management at Wycombe Wanderers are very supportive of the introduction of women’s football and we are looking forward to working with the club and their Trust to drive awareness and support for both clubs.”
Reading’s under-21s are back at Adams Park in the New Year when they face Manchester United (11th January, 7pm) and Tottenham Hotspur (4th April, 7pm) in the Barclays U21 Premier League.