The Washington Spirit, the 2021 National Women’s Soccer League champion, announced a full-time move to Southwest’s Audi Field for the upcoming 2023 season. Previously, the Spirit split their home games between Audi Field and Segra Field in Leesburg. Since beginning play in 2013, the professional team has also shuttled to the Maryland SoccerPlex for home games.
The club reached a new multiyear agreement with D.C. United to play all home games at Audi Field, where the Spirit set club attendance records in 2019 with two matches each drawing more than 17,000 fans.
“Audi Field is our new home, and it is important for us as a club to demonstrate the strength of our relationship with the District of Columbia,” said Spirit Owner Michele Kang in a press release announcing a partnership with the District’s Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development promoting an online resource for starting and growing a business in the District.
“This new partnership aligns with the club’s focus on serving as a proud representative of our nation’s capital and deepens its support for and involvement in the greater Washington, D.C. community,” Kang said.
According to the club, this season’s campaign under new head coach Mark Parsons, will focus on returning to championship form behind U.S. Women’s National Team standouts, league-leading talent, and exciting new draft signees.
“The opportunity to play all our home games at Audi Field shows the continued commitment Michele has made to making this club the best,” said President of Soccer Operations Mark Krikorian said in a press release. “The state-of-the-art Audi Field will allow our athletes to perform at the highest level and produce the best results possible. It is one of the best professional soccer stadiums in the country and it is where our club belongs. We are looking to dominate in the District.”
Tickets and information are available at washingtonspirit.com.