A general view of the ground during the Nottingham Forest v Arsenal Emirates FA Cup 3rd round football match at The City Ground, Nottingham, UK - 7th January 2018. Photo: Matt Bunn for FA

Conti Cup showpiece set for The City Ground

The Football Association have announced today that Nottingham Forest’s home of The City Ground will play host to the 2020 FA Women’s Continental League Cup final, which will take place on the 29 February 2020.

The match will kick off at 5:30pm and it is sure to be a thrilling one, with FA Women’s Super League heavyweights Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United in the hat for the semi-finals, after all recording quarter-final victories on Wednesday.

The semi-final draw is set to take place this Saturday and will be broadcast live on BT Sport Score at 3:50pm. The games are scheduled to be stage on either 29 or 30 January. Manchester City’s tie will mark Nick Cushing’s penultimate match in charge after announcing his imminent departure, to join New York City FC as assistant manager, last week.

Manchester City are the current holders of the trophy, having beaten Arsenal on penalties in last year’s final, which took place at Bramall Lane, home of English Premier League side Sheffield United. After neither team managed to find the back of the net during the 90 minutes or extra-time, City won the shootout 4-2, with Janine Beckie notching the decisive penalty.

In The Football Association’s official press release which was issued to FA Women’s Super League Full-Time, Director of the Women’s Professional Game, Kelly Simmons, revealed her excitement at the prospect of taking the FA Women’s Continental League Cup final to The City Ground. She called it “An iconic venue in the heart of the country” and one that is “fitting for the conclusion of the competition.”

Simmons concluded her statement by saying that “The final will be one of the showpiece fixtures in the women’s football calendar and we hope fans across the country will join us.”

Anyone wishing to attend the final will be able to purchase early bird tickets from tomorrow at 10am. Adult tickets will be priced at £7.50 up until Friday 7 February, whilst concessions tickets will go on sale at just £1.

By Lauren Coffman (@laurenjsport)

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