THE FOOTBALL Association and UEFA are targeting a record-breaking Women’s Euros in England in the summer of 2022 – with St Mary’s set to host three fixtures.

Tickets for the tournament, which had been due to take place this summer but was rescheduled due to the coronavirus pandemic, will range in price from £5 to £50.

Admission for England matches and the knockout stages will start from £7.50 for concessions, the FA’s head of tournament delivery Chris Bryant said.

Saints will stage three Group A matches at the tournament, on July 7, July 11 and July 15 – one of those contests will be a game featuring the Lionesses.

The target of selling more than 700,000 tickets across the whole tournament would mean almost trebling the 240,045 sold for Euro 2017 in Holland.

Over half a million of the tickets would be available for £25 or less, the FA said.

“We are aware of the huge opportunity we have to grow the women’s game here and across Europe,” Bryant said.

“To have that legacy, we must ensure we first deliver a record-breaking tournament that captures the imagination, to provide those vital foundations.”

Fans will first be able to register their interest in a pre-sale from July 13 to August 10 this year.

The public ballot opens after the finals draw on October 28 before general sale begins in mid-February next year.

The tournament organisers are working towards venues being at full capacity but have promised a “robust” refund policy in the event that coronavirus affects the numbers allowed to attend.

The FA has also set out a legacy programme for the tournament centred around participation.

It is hoped new engagement measures delivered by the host cities will attract 120,000 more girls to play football at schools or in clubs by 2024, and an additional 20,000 more women playing for fun and friendship by the same year.

The FA’s director of women’s football, Baroness Sue Campbell said: “This tournament really shines a light on the women’s game and gives us an opportunity to put the shop window out there in front of people, and it’s about making sure that the store is full of the products that people want.

“That’s our job in legacy terms to make sure we’ve got the shelves stacked, so that the little girl who is inspired by watching a Euros game can actually go and find an opportunity to play, whether that’s for fun or competition.”