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Tuesday morning, the USL Super League, a new professional women’s soccer league kicking off next year, announced its initial group of markets.
One of them? Madison, Wisconsin.
“Led by the Forward Madison ownership group, Super League Madison will extend the city’s world-renowned soccer culture to the women’s game for the first time. The team, which would be the first top-tier professional women’s sports team in Wisconsin, will play at Breese Stevens Field in downtown Madison,” read the league’s press release.
Madison was listed in the “subsequent seasons” section of the announcement, which means the club will not be part of the Super League’s initial season in 2024. Reports suggest 2025 will be the Madison’s first season in the league.
Just listed as “Super League Madison” for now, it’s not confirmed yet that the new women’s club will take on the same name and branding as the city’s USL League One club, Forward Madison. The league’s release also suggests new stadium standards will have to be met for Breese Stevens Field before the team can officially take the field.
This aligns with an announced Tuesday 12 p.m. CT press conference, co-hosted by Forward Madison and the City of Madison at the Forward Club at Breese Stevens Field.
Madison 365’s Rob Chappell discussed the news with Flock President Kelly Ferguson and Mingo Bikes founder Kevin Mclnerny on the latest episode of Talkin’ Flock.
You can read the USL Super League’s full announcement HERE.