England are set to play at Ashton Gate in February

England are set to play at Ashton Gate in February

Posted on: 08 Nov 2022

Still riding high off the back of their EURO 2022 success in the summer, the Lionesses will be heading to Bristol early next year to face Belgium in the Arnold Clark Cup.


England will take on Belgium at Ashton Gate on Wednesday 22 February.


Having not played in BS3 since 2015, Sarina Wiegman and her band of national heroes will be back at the home of Bristol City as part of a final matchday doubleheader that will also see the Republic of Korea versus Italy.


Tickets start at £10 for adults and £5 for concessions, secure yours HERE



The Arnold Clark Cup is an invitational women's association four-team football tournament hosted by The Football Association. The competition began this year and was won by England who defeated Spain in the final – it is broadcast on ITV.


The Lioness’ upcoming Arnold Clark campaign will be their final tournament before the 2023 Women’s World Cup in New Zealand and will see them take on Belgium, Italy and the Republic of Korea an attempt to retain the trophy.


Also on 22 February, Milena Bertolini’s Italy will face Colin Bell’s Korea Republic at Ashton Gate with Stadium MK in Milton Keynes the other named tournament venue. One location is yet to be confirmed.


England made history back in the summer when they lifted the EURO trophy after a 2-1 victory over Germany. The Lionesses impressed throughout the tournament with the likes of Lucy Bronze, Keira Walsh, Beth Mead and Chloe Kelly winning the hearts of the nation.

Now, Bristolians will have the chance to see their heroes in action when Sarina Wiegman’s side rolls into BS3 in February. Speaking about the announcement, Ashton Gate managing director Mark Kelly has said:


“We are delighted to be able to welcome the Lionesses back to Ashton Gate. It has been incredible to watch the Lionesses’ journey and we’ve followed their success since hosting them here back in 2015.  


“During that time, we completed our stadium redevelopment and we’ve been proud to host a number of high-profile international sporting and entertainment acts…I look forward to us playing our part in the Lionesses’ World Cup preparations and hopefully the perfect send-off, in front of what I’m sure will be another record crowd.”


The Arnold Clark Cup 2023 is set to take place at Bristol’s Ashton Gate on Wednesday 22 February with both England versus Belgium and the Republic of Korea versus Italy scheduled.

Tickets start at £10 for adults and £5 for concessions with hospitality packages also available. Purchase yours HERE.


To find out more about Bristol City W.F.C. (who regularly play at Ashton Gate), visit the club website now.

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Stanley Gray

Stan is a born and bred Bristolian, recently graduated from studying English Literature in Sheffield. His passions are music and literature and he spends the majority of his time in venues all over the city, immersing himself in Bristol’s alternative music scene. A lifelong Bristol City fan, Stan’s Saturdays are spent watching his team both home and away.