West Ham Women will play their Barclays FA WSL home matches at Dagenham & Redbridge’s Chigwell Construction Stadium throughout the 2020-21 season.
Located less than ten minutes away from where the Hammers’ previously played home matches at Rush Green training ground, the move will provide a fantastic home for the ever-growing band of loyal supporters that back Matt Beard’s side.
After listening to feedback from women’s season ticket holders, the Hammers have ensured that the new home boasts excellent facilities, such as more food and drink options, better transport links and access to over 2,000 seats.
Jack Sullivan, women’s team managing director, said: “The move to Chigwell Construction Stadium is yet another great step in the growth of our women’s team.
“Looking forward to the season ahead, I can’t wait to see the local community getting behind the team and turning out in full force to support fill the stands in our new home!
“The demand to see women’s football has never been greater and our new matchday home will allow even more of our loyal fans to watch our games live, as well as enjoy an even better matchday experience at this impressive stadium.”
Captain Gilly Flaherty said: “The team and I are so excited to play our first game in this fantastic stadium. Without a doubt, this new matchday experience will inspire us to continue to develop and excel, and we can’t wait to have fans there with us, as soon as it is safe to do so.”
Peter B. Freund, Executive Chairman of Dagenham & Redbridge FC said: “As we continue to invest in ground improvements at the Chigwell Construction Stadium for the Daggers, we are thrilled to announce that we now will also become the new home of the West Ham United women’s team as well.”