London Stadium will host a Women’s Super League match for the first time with Women moving their home game against on 29 September to the 60,000-seat venue.

Women usually play at Rush Green, with a capacity of 2,000.

They are the latest WSL side to switch a fixture to a bigger venue following the Women’s World Cup, with Manchester City and Chelsea the first to do so.

Managing director Jack Sullivan said it is “another historic day” for the side.

The biggest crowd Women have played in front of was 43,264 at in their Women’s FA Cup final defeat by in May.

“After the success of last season and walking out at , it will be a great opportunity to play on an iconic stage – our own home ground – for the first time ever, engaging with the fans who we urge to come and get behind the team,” said Sullivan.

“It promises to be a magnificent showcase for United and women’s football as a whole.”

, in their first season in the top flight, have also committed to playing a game to Hotspur Stadium – hosting the first North London derby there in November.

Relocating matches to bigger venues is nothing new in the women’s game in England, with sealing their league title at Brighton’s Amex Stadium in April in front of a new WSL record crowd of 5,265.

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