The National Women’s Football League championship has moved from Portland to Louisville, the NWSL announced on Wednesday. This move was a direct result of overwhelming backlash from players who had issues with the place of origin and local start time.
“At the request of the players, the NWSL has moved the NWSL championship from Portland to Louisville,” the league said in a statement. “We realize the impact this has on the fans who bought tickets and organized their trip. We hope our fans will understand that this decision is made with the support of the NWSL, the Players Association, the Portland Thorns and the Racing Louisville Portland understood the importance of listening to the players, and Louisville stepped in to welcome.
“The players took the opportunity to kick off at noon local time in a fantastic location. We sincerely hope that the fans will consider making this trip east with us, or that you will watch this game. history on CBS. “
The game was originally scheduled to take place at Providence Park, a grass stadium, and would have started at 9 a.m. Players Jessica mcdonald, Jessica fishlock, Rachel Corsie, Ali krieger and Ashlyn Harris all took to Twitter at the time and shared their disappointment with the local start time and the turf pitch.
But in September Athleticism Meg linehan reported that Portland was the only option left to host the game. Orlando and Louisville were the only other bids to host the championship, but both withdrew their candidacies, leaving only Portland, according to the report. The game is scheduled for the 12 p.m. ET time slot on CBS because throughout the fall, CBS airs college football at 3:30 p.m., which is why a later time slot was not an option.
But with Louisville intensifying, Lynn Family Stadium will host the championship. The stadium is football specific and can accommodate just over 15,000 fans. That in addition to the local departure time at 12 noon, the demands of the players be met. The date of the match has not changed since November 20.
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