As the lasting effect of the Lionesses’ historic Euro 2022 develops in the world of women’s football, the post-match interview with a visibly emotional skipper Leah Williamson sticks in the mind.
“The legacy of this tournament is a change in society. It's everything we've done. We've bought everyone together.
“We've got people to come to (Euros) games and we want them to come to WSL games. The legacy of this team is winners, and this is the start of the journey” she screamed down the microphone, addressing the nation live on BBC One as attempted to put into words what England’s Euro 2022 success can mean for the women’s game as a whole.
And, thankfully for Leah, it appears her words have not fallen on deaf ears.
Less than a week after the Sarina Wiegman’s sides triumph, Williamson’s club side – Arsenal – amassed over 20,000 ticket sales for their showcase game at the Emirates Stadium with North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur.
And that figure has now doubled, with Arsenal Women confirming over 40,000 tickets have now been snapped up, while WSL champions champions Chelsea confirmed their 22/23 season tickets had completely sold out.
Excitement has never been higher for the Women’s Super League, and even EA Sports’ world famous gaming franchise FIFA has got in on the act, with confirmation they will include all 12 WSL teams as part of their 2023 edition.
However, if you prefer to see the likes of Beth Mead, Alessia Russo and Millie Bright in the flesh, we have put together a list of the WSL’s opening day fixtures and where to get tickets.
When does the Women’s Super League season begin?
Due to many WSL stars participation in the Women’s Euros, the 2022/23 WSL campaign will not begin until the weekend of September 10.
However, with games spread out amongst the year, the season is not set to be completed until Saturday 27 May 2023.
What are the opening fixtures in the Women's Super League?
Saturday 10 September
Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester United, 12:30pm (Live on Sky Sports) – tickets here
Sunday 11 September
West Ham United vs Chelsea, 12:30pm – tickets here
Everton vs Leicester City, 1pm – tickets here
Brighton vs Aston Villa, 2pm – tickets here
Reading vs Liverpool, 2pm – tickets here
Manchester City vs Arsenal, 7pm (Live on Sky Sports) – tickets here
Who won the Women’s Super League last season?
Emma Hayes’ Chelsea are the current WSL title holders, having won the title on the last day of the season thanks to a 4-2 win over Manchester United.
The title race went right down to the last day, though eventual runners-up Arsenal would have to be content with second place after a Sam Kerr masterclass ensured Chelsea secured the three points they needed to finish top of the pile.
It was the third consecutive time the Blues had lifted the trophy, and their sixth title in all.