Newcastle United Women set to play at St James' Park again next month
Newcastle United Women set to play at St James' Park again next month
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Newcastle United Women set to play at St James' Park again next month

Newcastle United Women are returning to St James’ Park in November for just the second time in their existence.

Becky Langley’s side played their first ever game at SJP back in May, beating Alnwick Town Ladies 4-0. Thousands of fans piled inside the ground, with so many wanting to watch that kickoff had to be delayed.

Once everyone was in, it was confirmed that 22,134 fans were in attendance, and they were treated to a real show by the Lasses.

The game proved that there is real appetite for fans to watch Newcastle United Women, and now they are returning.

The club have announced that they will face Bradford City Women in the FA National Women’s League Division One North on November 27th at St James’ Park.

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And club co-owner Mehrdad Ghodoussi wants more than double the amount of fans there than were at the game in May.

Ghodoussi wants a full St James’ Park for Newcastle United Women

After the announcement was made on the club’s official website and social media accounts, Ghodoussi reacted with an important message for fans.

He tweeted: “Let’s beat that 47k record.”

Ghodoussi is referring to the Women’s Super League record that was set last month. 47,367 fans watched Arsenal beat Tottenham at the Emirates, breaking the record for a women’s league match in England.

With St James’ Park capable of holding more than 52,000 people, there is a chance that the record can be broken next month.

There will no doubt be a real desire from fans to attend the game. It comes during the World Cup, which means the men’s side will be undergoing a mid-season break.

There will also be increased desire due to what happened during the summer. The Lionesses won the European Championship on home soil, with England beating Germany in the final.

It was a landmark achievement for the nation, and should prove to be a groundbreaking moment for the women’s game.

And Newcastle fans can play their part in the evolution of the game by packing out St James’ Park on November 27th. It is a big ask to get more than 47,000 fans to attend, but the Toon Army will no doubt relish the challenge.