Teesside takeover: The Lionesses are coming

  • England v Brazil

  • 12:45 pm kick-off

  • Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough is the location for England's Lionesses first home game since this summer's World Cup.

The women's squad is rife with homegrown North East talent. Steph Houghton, Lucy Bronze, Jill Scott, Beth Mead, Carly Telford, Demi Stokes, Rachel Daly and Lucy Staniforth were all born and bred in our region.

On Saturday, England will take on Brazil in front of a sell-out crowd.

According to Middlesbrough Football Club, the stadium is set to welcome a record attendance for a UK women’s international outside of Wembley, topping the 25,603 who watched the Lionesses at Southampton in April.

Spectators are urged to arrive early, as the match has sold out, and there will be no further tickets available on the day.

Squad list:

  • Millie Bright (Chelsea)

  • Lucy Bronze (Lyon)

  • Rachel Daly (Houston Dash)

  • Mary Earps (Manchester United)

  • Beth England (Chelsea)

  • Alex Greenwood (Lyon)

  • Steph Houghton (Manchester City)

  • Fran Kirby (Chelsea)

  • Aoife Mannion (Manchester City)

  • Abbie McManus (Manchester United)

  • Beth Mead (Arsenal)

  • Jordan Nobbs (Arsenal)

  • Nikita Parris (Lyon)

  • Ellie Roebuck (Manchester City)

  • Jill Scott (Manchester City)

  • Demi Stokes (Manchester City)

  • Jodie Taylor (Reign FC)

  • Carly Telford (Chelsea)

  • Keira Walsh (Manchester City)

  • Leah Williamson (Arsenal)

Middlesbrough Riverside Stadium Credit: PA


Car parking at the Riverside is now sold out. Supporters without parking passes are advised to park in Middlesbrough town centre, which is a short walk from the stadium.

MFC Seasonal Car Park passes will not be operational for this game – anyone wishing to park at the stadium must have a specific one-day parking pass.

Coach and minibus parking is still available at the Riverside, but this must be booked in advance by contacting the Ticket Office on 01624 929421. Anyone travelling by coach/minibus will not be able to access stadium parking without a pre-purchased permit.


The match has sold out, and there will be no further tickets available on the day.

The main Ticket Office will be open from 9am for ticketing queries. All collections will be based at The North Stand Ticket Office, which is open from 10am.

Supporters who have not yet received tickets as expected in the post are advised to contact the Ticket Office on 01642 929421 or ticket@mfc.co.uk.

Supporters who have selected Print At Home tickets and have not received the email are advised to check their junk or spam folder.

Please note that Print At Home tickets must be paper printed, and the turnstiles will not accept tickets displayed on a mobile phone.


The Riverside FanZone will be open from 10am serving drinks and snacks. Entertainment will be hosted by BBC Tees' Scott Makin, who will be joined by singer/songwriter Alistair James and the FA England band.

The FanZone will also be open after the game.

The turnstiles will be open from 11.15am.

Fans are reminded that cans, glass bottles or large bags won’t be admitted.

Information courtesy of MFC.