The city of Sheffield and Sheffield United’s Bramall Lane has been confirmed as the hosts by the Football Association in its bid to stage the UEFA Women’s Euros in 2021.
Rotherham and the AESSEAL New York Stadium are also included as the FA looks to host the ever-growing tournament that will feature 16 countries.
Councillor Mary Lea, Cabinet Member for Culture, Parks and Leisure told sufc.co.uk: “We are delighted that the work we have done with our friends and partners at Sheffield United has gained Sheffield a prestigious place on the host city list in the England FA bid.
“Sheffield is the home of football; this is where the rules were written, this is home to the first, and the oldest teams in the world, and this is a reinforcement of Sheffield as a world-class location for world-class events.
“Sheffield’s presence, along with Rotherham’s shows the growing support and involvement in women’s football across South Yorkshire and means this is great news for the women and girls involved in playing football, and their families and friends, as their footballing heroes and role models could be heading for the city.”
The Netherlands, who hosted the tournament in 2017, are the current holders after beating Denmark 4-2 in the final.
And England’s Jodie Taylor netted five goals to claim the golden boot as the Lionesses lost 3-0 to the Netherlands at the semi-final stage.
UEFA’s deadline for bids to stage the tournament is this Friday (August 31), with a final decision on the successful host nation to be taken in early December 2018 by the UEFA Executive Committee.
The other proposed cities and stadia included in the bid are:
Brighton – Amex Stadium
London – Wembley Stadium connected by EE
London – Brentford Community Stadium
Milton Keynes – Stadium MK
Manchester – Manchester City Academy Stadium
Nottingham – Meadow Lane
Peterborough – ABAX Stadium
All proposed venues put forward in the bid are subject to evaluation by UEFA and are subject change.