Emma Hayes has known as for ladies’s soccer to be extra formidable with regard to ticket costs and the variety of video games hosted at golf equipment’ primary stadiums following Chelsea’s 3-0 victory over Tottenham at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
First half targets from Sam Kerr, Erin Cuthbert and Guro Reiten noticed the Blues three factors in entrance of 38,350 followers.
Chelsea incessantly promote out their 4,850 capability Kingsmeadow residence, however Sunday’s match was the primary WSL fixture hosted on the Bridge because the opening day of the 2019/20 season.
“I might prefer to be right here extra,” Hayes admitted. “I believe everyone knows that fixing the conundrum within the girls’s recreation round what will we do from small stadia, is there a medium time period plan to go to medium measurement stadiums earlier than ultimately everybody comes residence to the massive stadium? I do not know, however I am completely sure we’re all outgrowing our small stadiums, that I am certain of.
“However I do know the gamers wish to play right here extra, but in addition there’s a enterprise price to enjoying [in main stadiums] and I believe one of many largest issues that maybe we do not speak sufficient about is how low-cost girls’s soccer is. I actually consider we now have to extend the general pricing construction if we’re to play extra in these locations, as a result of there’s a price implication to it.
“I believe the audiences are there, not for each recreation, however definitely for possibly eight video games, 12 video games a 12 months. We’ve to be life like – not life like, we now have to be extra formidable for ourselves. Is it too low-cost to observe girls’s soccer? I believe it’s.”
The victory additionally marked Hayes’ return to the dugout following a six-week break from soccer after present process an emergency hysterectomy.
“I felt like I hadn’t been away,” the Chelsea boss added. “Somebody requested me the opposite day what number of video games of soccer I’ve coached in my profession and I could not inform you, however it could be over a thousand I might assume. So that is the longest crew I’ve ever been with and it simply felt like I used to be going again out to my household.”