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Saints hoping for a record crowd at historic Conti Cup clash with the Gunners

Southampton are welcoming fans to St. Mary's as they take on Arsenal for the very first time


Southampton FC Women

20 October 2023

Southampton FC Women will be taking on Arsenal for the first time in their history on Thursday 23rd November in the FA Women’s Continental League Cup.


The game will be a reunion for the Women’s First Team Head Coach Marieanne Spacey-Cale MBE, who was known as ‘one of the most feared forwards in the game’, having spent most of her playing career with the Gunners. She also went on to be a part of Arsenal’s coaching team later in her career.


Spacey-Cale’s side will get the chance to test themselves against one of the country’s best teams, with top players including Alessia Russo and Beth Mead heading to St Mary’s Stadium.


The match will be a 6.30pm kick off to ensure that all the family can enjoy this great spectacle for Southampton FC Women, who currently top the Barclays Women’s Championship and hold 2nd in the Group D of the Conti-Cup after securing a bonus point against Bristol City.


Looking ahead to the historic fixture, Head Coach Marieanne Spacey-Cale commented:


“This is an exciting occasion for the team as we face Arsenal for the first time.  Arsenal is one of the country’s most iconic women’s side, with world-class players and coaching staff. This will be great opportunity for our players to really test themselves against the levels we’re aspiring to reach and showcase the spirit of Saints as we aim to compete in the latter stages of the Conti-Cup.


We’re excited to be playing on home turf and hope to see our community get behind us here at St Mary’s. There’s never been a more exciting time for women’s football, and we’d love to see that audience grow, with record crowds cheering us on from the stands.”


Ticket information:

  • Tickets for current Women’s Season Ticket Holders will go on sale on Wednesday 25th October. Costing £3 for adults, and free for Under 18s.


  • Tickets for Men’s Season Ticket Holders will then go on sale on Friday 27th October. Costing £3 for adults, and free for Under 18s.


  • For anyone who signs up to register their interest, tickets will go on sale on Tuesday 31st October at an Early Bird price.


  • Tickets will then go on general sale on Wednesday 1st November. Costing £5 for adults and £1 for Under 18s.


  • Hospitality packages, including a family-friendly option, will be available for purchase starting Wednesday 25th October at an Early Bird price.


To register interest visit:


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