LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, October 15, 2023: Mascots before the FA Women’s Super League game between Liverpool FC Women and Everton FC Women at Anfield. (Pic by Paul Greenwood/Propaganda)

Liverpool FC confirm new women’s stadium – it will actually LOOK like home!

Liverpool Football Club is delighted to confirm the next exciting milestone in the ongoing growth of its women’s first team, with an agreement reached for a new home stadium from next season.

LFC Women will play their home games at the St Helens Stadium in Merseyside from the start of the 24/25 season. The club’s ambition is to play a number of fixtures also at Anfield.

The new home is a huge positive step forward in the progress of the women’s team, with a brand-new high-performance Premier League standard pitch being laid, enhanced and exclusive use player facilities and an improved matchday experience for supporters.

The stadium will continue to be home and property of St. Helens R.F.C., with the men’s and women’s Rugby League teams also benefitting from the pitch upgrade. With the Rugby League season running from February through to September, LFC Women will have sole occupancy of the stadium for almost half the season.

The team will also enjoy having their own bespoke dressing room for the very first time, and the red stadium will be revamped for home games to make it look and feel part of the LFC family, including the addition of the club crest and other significant branding.

ST HELENS, ENGLAND - Monday, January 21, 2019: Liverpool players warm-up before the FA Youth Cup 4th Round match between Liverpool FC and Accrington Stanley FC at Langtree Park. (Pic by Paul Greenwood/Propaganda)

St Helens Stadium was chosen as part of a wider review of stadium options with the Prenton Park agreement coming to an end this season, the decision was made in consultation with players, staff, fans via the club’s Supporters Board and fan surveys.

LFC women will play their last home game at Prenton Park against Manchester United on Sunday 5th May.

The new ten-year lease at St Helens demonstrates the club’s long-term commitment to its women’s team and the club’s ongoing desire to provide the players and staff with the best facilities possible, fulfilling the ambitions for LFC Women and support its continued growth.

The club was keen to ensure the facilities provided for the women’s team on a matchday are the best possible for the players and also to provide a great experience for its growing supporter base.

This move enables the club to deliver an improved matchday experience, not only around the ground, but inside with the covered concourses so fans can expect to see an enhanced offering from music, face painting, food and drinks through to kids kickabouts and lots more.

There will also be an enhanced food and drinks offering for fans, as well as an opportunity to improve the retail provision for match goers.

The move to St Helens Stadium follows the significant investment in the acquisition and redevelopment of the AXA Melwood Training Centre, making it one of the best women’s training facilities in the WSL.

There is also continued investment in the squad, backroom and wider infrastructure the Women’s First Team and Pro Game Academy.

Susan Black, Liverpool FC’s Director of Communications and Liverpool FC Women Executive Director, said: “This is another step forward for our women’s first team and we’re so excited to relocate to a new long-term home.

“Our players and incredible supporters were at the forefront of our decision-making process. We are confident St Helens will be a great matchday home and will look and feel part of the Liverpool family.

“We would like to place on record our great thanks to Mark Palios and the wider team at Tranmere Rovers for their great support over six seasons at Prenton Park on a matchday and of course at The Campus.

“As founding members of the Women’s Super League, we want to continue the work we’ve put in place and continue to progress in the league both on and off the pitch.

“Our next chapter for our women’s first team is about building solid foundation stones and today’s matchday venue announcement is another positive step forward on our journey.”

LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, November 18, 2023: Liverpool players listen to manager Matt Beard after the FA Women’s Super League game between Chelsea FC Women and Liverpool FC Women at Stamford Bridge. (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

LFC Women manager Matt Beard said: “This is the exciting next chapter on our journey, and I’m absolutely delighted with this investment from the club.

“At the heart of this move are the two most important groups at the club, the players and the fans.

“The players will have a wonderful new pitch and facilities to enjoy while the match day experience for the supporters will be so much improved.

“We’ve built up a loyal following at Prenton Park and we look forward to welcoming them to St Helens along with hopefully opening up the women’s game to many new supporters as well.”

Eamonn McManus, Chairman of St. Helens R.F.C. welcomed Liverpool FC Women to their home ground stating: “We are delighted to welcome LFC Women and their supporters to our stadium for their home games starting next season.

“The arrangement will provide St. Helens R.F.C. with a new state-of-the-art pitch, as well as additional income streams for our Club.

“Liverpool FC is a world-renowned football club and sporting institution and LFC Women are a leading participant in the rapidly growing Women’s Super League. It is high profile recognition that our stadium and its facilities meet the ever-increasing requirements of this prestigious competition.”

All season ticket holders have been informed of the new venue and will be contacted in the coming weeks about renewing for next season. For new enquiries on season tickets for next season, please register your interest here.

The LFC Foundation will be expanding their reach and will look to launch projects specifically for the St Helens area to support girls in sport with more funding for community projects.