List of National Women's Soccer League stadiums

The National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) is the highest-level professional soccer league for women in the United States. The league has had a maximum of 10 teams, reaching that number in the 2016 and 2017 seasons, and has had 9 teams in each subsequent season to date. It is currently scheduled to return to 10 teams in 2021. As of the league's next season in 2020, eight of the teams tentatively plan to use a single stadium for all home games. The remaining team, the Washington Spirit, will split its 12 home matches evenly between three stadiums in its region.[1]

Locations of teams for the 2019 National Women's Soccer League season. Future team in red.

The highest attendance in the league's history occurred on August 11, 2019 at Providence Park when 25,218 people watched Portland Thorns FC defeat the North Carolina Courage 2–1 in a regular-season home match.[2]

Originally, many NWSL teams rented university stadiums. As the league has grown, NWSL teams have increasingly used MLS stadiums, either by MLS ownership of NWSL team or increased cooperation between existing NWSL and MLS teams.

Primary stadiums

Team Location Stadium Capacity Surface Field Lines Image
Chicago Red Stars Bridgeview, Illinois SeatGeek Stadium 20,000[3] Kentucky bluegrass soccer-specific
Houston Dash Houston, Texas BBVA Stadium 7,000 (22,039)[4] Bermuda grass soccer-specific
North Carolina Courage Cary, North Carolina WakeMed Soccer Park 10,000 Grass soccer-specific
Orlando Pride Orlando, Florida Exploria Stadium 25,500 Grass soccer-specific
Portland Thorns FC Portland, Oregon Providence Park 25,218 FieldTurf soccer-specific
Reign FC Tacoma, Washington Cheney Stadium 6,500 Grass Baseball park
Sky Blue FC Harrison, New Jersey Red Bull Arena 25,000 Kentucky bluegrass soccer-specific
Utah Royals FC Sandy, Utah Rio Tinto Stadium 20,213 Kentucky bluegrass soccer-specific
Washington Spirit Boyds, Maryland Maryland SoccerPlex 4,000 [5] Kentucky bluegrass soccer-specific
Leesburg, Virginia Segra Field 5,000 Artificial soccer-specific
Washington, D.C. Audi Field 20,000 Bermuda grass soccer-specific

Future stadiums

Team Location Stadium Capacity Surface Field
Lines
Effective
date
Image
Proof Louisville FC Louisville, Kentucky Lynn Family Stadium 14,000 Bermuda grass soccer-specific 2021
Reign FC Tacoma, Washington New Tacoma stadium 7,000 soccer-specific 2021

Secondary and former stadiums

See also

References

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