Sunday’s Barclays FA Women’s Super League fixture between Birmingham City and Manchester City has been moved to St George’s Park, The Football Association have announced.
The two sides were due to play the match at Birmingham City’s nominated home ground of the SportNation.bet Stadium in Solihull, however, the decision has been made to move the fixture following a meeting by the League’s Executive Operations Committee (EOC).
Birmingham City have seen several home fixtures postponed due to both bad weather and poor drainage. Their latest home fixture against Aston Villa was postponed just five minutes before kick-off due to the playing surface being frozen. It is understood that the club opted against moving that game to an alternative venue, a decision which eventually proved to be costly.
With Birmingham City set to host Manchester City this weekend, the League’s Executive Operations Committee (EOC) have made the decision to have the fixture played at St George’s Park while further fixtures scheduled to take place at Solihull Moors FC will remain ‘under an ongoing review’.
FAWSL Full-Time learnt of the news via an official press release from the The Football Association this morning which read:
The FA can confirm that Birmingham City Women’s upcoming Barclays FA Women’s Super League home fixture against Manchester City Women (Sunday 28 February, 2pm) is to be moved to St George’s Park.
The decision was taken by the League’s Executive Operations Committee (EOC) due to Birmingham’s current home ground at Solihull Moors FC not meeting requirements in the Rules and Regulations of the League.
The League will continue to work with and support Birmingham City, with remaining home games under an ongoing review.
Birmingham City have played just 11 games so far this season, the least number of any of the clubs in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League. The majority of their remaining games are to be played on home soil.