Southampton Football Club is proud to announce that the Three Lions are coming back to St Mary’s.
The stadium has been chosen to host Gareth Southgate’s England side as they take on Kosovo in a EURO 2020 qualifier, on Tuesday 10th September, at 7.45pm GMT.
It will be England’s first competitive home game away from Wembley since 2006 and the fourth of their current qualifying campaign, which has started in sensational style, with a 5-0 win over Czech Republic, at Wembley, and a 5-1 victory away to Montenegro.
The match will also mark a first return to the south coast in 17 years for the men’s senior side.
Their last visit came in 2002, a little more than a year after St Mary’s had opened, as the Three Lions, then managed by Sven-Göran Eriksson, were held to a 2-2 draw by Macedonia in what was also a European Championship qualifier.
Southampton’s home has been no stranger to England sides since then, hosting the Lionesses last year for their Women’s World Cup qualifier against Wales, while the men’s Under-21s most recently visited in 2016 for a Euro qualifier with Italy, in which Saints’ own Jack Stephens scored a last-gasp winner.
Southampton Football Club’s Managing Director, Toby Steele, said: “The club is honoured that the Football Association has once again chosen St Mary’s to host the national team.
“We have taken great pride in welcoming both the men’s Under-21s and the Lionesses in recent years, as well as being chosen as a host venue for the UEFA Women’s EURO 2021 tournament, and we are thrilled that the senior men’s team will now be returning as well.
“We look forward to what we hope will be a great occasion for the city, England’s supporters and Gareth Southgate’s team.”
Tickets for the game with Kosovo will go on sale to the England Supporters Travel Club from Friday 10th May, and then the England Supporters Club from Monday 13th May. Seats will then go on general sale from Friday 17th May. Full details can be found by visiting thefa.com/tickets.