Loughborough University Stadium will host a number of Derby County Under-23s’ home games during the 2018/19 season.
Darren Wassall’s side have played a selection of their home fixtures at St. George’s Park over the past two seasons, in addition to playing matches at Pride Park Stadium and the Training Centre.
However, an agreement is now in place with Loughborough University to use their facilities for the vast majority of Under-23s home games for the current campaign.
The Under-23s will play at least 12 fixtures a year at the Loughborough University Stadium over the next three seasons, which will allow students to watch more high-quality football on campus.
Loughborough University Stadium was recently one of the hosts of the Under-17 European Championships that featured Under-18s midfielder Jason Knight for Republic of Ireland. The stadium, which opened in 2012, can accommodate crowds of up to 3,500 people with seating for 300.
The following Under-23s fixtures will be staged at Loughborough University Stadium:
* Monday 17th September 2018 Vs Everton (7pm)
* Monday 1st October 2018 Vs Brighton & Hove Albion (7pm)
* Sunday 28th October 2018 Vs Tottenham Hotspur (2pm)
* Wednesday 31st October 2018 Vs PSV (7pm) +
* Thursday 8th November 2018 Vs Aston Villa ++
* Monday 26th November 2018 Vs Arsenal (7pm)
* Friday 7th December 2018 Vs Manchester City (7pm)
* Thursday 20th December 2018 Vs Manchester United (7pm) +
* Monday 7th January 2019 Vs Swansea City (7pm)
* Monday 22nd January 2019 Vs Plymouth Argyle (7pm) ++
* Monday 4th February 2019 Vs Chelsea (7pm)
* Monday 25th February 2019 Vs Bristol City (7pm) ++
* Monday 11th March 2019 Vs Liverpool (7pm)
Please Note: All games marked with + are Premier League International Cup Matches.
All games marked with ++ are Premier League Cup Matches.
Richard Allen, Director of Football at Loughborough University, said: “We are delighted to welcome a club of Derby County’s stature onto campus on a regular basis, and look forward to working with them.
“Having such high quality football in our stadium on a regular basis will be great for our students, whilst the other benefits the partnership will offer will be a massive asset to the University.”
Updates or changes to Derby County’s Under-23s fixture list will be communicated to supporters on dcfc.co.uk.