ST MARY'S Stadium has been chosen as a host venue for the Euro Women's 2021 tournament.

The FA confirmed that the football will be split across eight different host cities, with approximately 700,000 thousand tickets up for grabs.

Joining Saints' stadium will be grounds such as Sheffield United's Bramall Lane, the Brentford Community Stadium, Brighton's Amex Stadium and Wembley Stadium

As well as there being just under a million tickets on sale at a date to be confirmed, the tournament will also be broadcast on free-to-air TV.

Phil Neville's Lionesses attract a huge hose of new fans after their excellent World Cup campaign during the summer.

England Women reached the semi-final, where they were knocked out by eventual winners the USA.

St Mary's is already down to host an England international next month.

The men's side will head to Saints' ground to play against Kosovo in a Euro 2020 qualifier on 10 September, 17 years after their last match on the south coast.

Councillor Satvir Kaur, Cabinet Member for Homes & Culture, said: “Further to being hosts for this year’s Cricket World Cup, we are excited to have now secured host city status for the UEFA Women’s Euros in 2021. 

“This will be a fantastic opportunity to continue to put Southampton on the map and for us to showcase Southampton as a vibrant, thriving and forward-thinking city on the world stage."