CHICAGO – The National Women’s Soccer League and the North Carolina Courage announced Wednesday that Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park will host the 2019 NWSL Championship Sunday, Oct. 27 at 4 p.m. ET.

The Courage is the reigning NWSL champions.

“We are excited to bring the 2019 NWSL Championship to the home of the 2018 NWSL champions and give their passionate fans a chance to be a part of this exciting event,” NWSL president Amanda Duffy said. “Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park will provide a wonderful atmosphere and the Triangle area has such a rich soccer history which is wonderful to add to in celebrating the culmination of the 2019 season.”

This year will mark Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park’s first year as host of the championship event.

The stadium previously hosted one NWSL playoff game, during which the crowd of 10,017 set a record in the club’s first season. Since the stadium’s opening in 2002, it has also hosted numerous Concacaf, U.S. women’s and men’s national team and professional league and team tournaments and events. It most recently hosted the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship as part of the 2019 Women’s World Cup qualifiers.

“We are thrilled to host the 2019 NWSL Championship,” said North Carolina Football Club president and general manager Curt Johnson, whose club operates the Courage. “Sahlen’s Stadium has hosted several top-level events throughout the years, including United States women’s and men’s national team games, and the NWSL Championship is the marquee event for our league. This is a fantastic year for women’s soccer on a local, national and international level, and we are excited to be able to showcase the best players in the world and crown the NWSL champion.”

Tickets go on sale to the public Monday, July 8, at 8 a.m. ET. Fans will be able to purchase tickets by calling the Coastal Credit Union Box Office at (919) 819-5548 or online at