Brisbane Roar will open its Westfield W-League 2019/20 campaign with back-to-back home games following an opening round bye.
The Roar won’t feature on the opening weekend, however Queensland football fans will get a flurry of Westfield W-League action with back-to-back Thursday night fixtures on home turf, at both Redcliffe’s Dolphin Stadium & Lions Stadium at Richlands.
The two venues will host all six of the Roar’s home Westfield W-League fixtures, in what is a tremendous show of support for the Westfield W-League and female football in Queensland.
“Brisbane Roar is thrilled to once again be hosting Westfield W-League home games at both Lions Stadium & Dolphin Stadium,” Brisbane Roar CEO David Pourre said.
“For the third straight season we will be hosting matches at Lions Stadium and we would like to sincerely thank Lions FC for their continued support of our Roar Women.
“After two highly-successful fixtures at the venue last season, we’re also excited to be taking Westfield W-League action to Dolphin Stadium.”
Lions Stadium will host four fixtures, welcoming Western Sydney Wanderers in Round 3 (Thursday, 28 November), Adelaide United in Round 5 (Saturday, 14 December), Newcastle Jets in Round 7 (Sunday, 29 December) and Canberra United in Round 13 (Saturday, 22 February).
“Lions FC is thrilled to be able to host a number of games this season. As we continue to help grow the women’s game in our region events like hosting BRFC can only boost our reputation as being wholly committed to the women’s game,” Lions FC General Manager of Football Rob Scanlon said.
“BRFC played a few games last season at Lions Stadium and the feedback from players, coaches and supporters was extremely positive.
“Given our history we are proud to be able to welcome back the BRFC to their original home.”
Dolphin Stadium will also play host to defending premiers Melbourne Victory in the squad’s opening game of the season in Round 2 (Thursday, 21 November) and again in Round 9 against Melbourne City (Thursday, 2 January).
With five of the first seven fixtures on home soil, as well as plenty of Westfield W-League action over the Summer Holiday period, Pourre says the draw is great chance for our passionate supporters to get behind our Roar Women’s bid for another tilt at a third championship.
“We have the best supporters in the country, without doubt and I know our squad can’t wait to be back playing in front of our incredible fans once again.”
Stay tuned shortly for further details on Brisbane Roar Westfield W-League Memberships.