AFC Bournemouth Women have sold a club record 4,000 tickets ahead of their first game at the Vitality Stadium this season – a huge 1,900 per cent increase from the 200 fans that they are used to playing in front of.
The majority of the Cherries’ home fixtures have taken place at Long Lane, home to local side Ringwood Town FC, with a 200-250 person capacity.
Amber McGovern, a passionate AFC Bournemouth women’s fan, who will be attending the highly anticipated Women’s National League game said: “Playing Portishead Town at the Vitality will be a huge opportunity for the Women’s team to showcase their talent to a larger crowd, who will get behind them from kick-off to the final whistle.
“It’s a massive step up for the girls who will be playing in front of more fans than they’re used to, but it shows how women’s football is on the rise and I’m fully confident that we will leave there with all three points.”
The women’s team, who have been in fine form this season, winning seven of their seven league games, scoring 39 goals and conceding 4, will be hoping to keep their 100 per cent record and extend their lead at the top.
Off the back of their 7-1 win against Moneyfields Ladies, Cherries fans have been encouraged to support their team, as they take on 11th place Portishead Town, selling more than 4,000 tickets at the Vitality thus far.
Manager Steve Cuss said: “We are really grateful for the support throughout Bournemouth and the surrounding area coming to watch and hopefully we can put on a good performance for them.”
AFC Bournemouth Women’s take on Portishead Town at 2pm on the 5th of November and will be looking to make it eight wins out of eight.