BBC "The Football Association has announced Manchester, Blackburn, Preston, Blackpool and Warrington will host next summer's European Women's Championship. The event will be staged from 5-19 June 2005 and England qualify automatically. England will open their campaign at Manchester City's stadium on 5 June with Blackburn staging the final. Uefa president Lennart Johansson said: "I am sure that the FA and the North West region will deliver a highly professional event." While I understand having all of the games in a particular area, not including the capital is a disappointment with none of the cities involved having a team in the Premier League. I know it will do a little bit for the state of the game in the country but I think more could have been done had all of the matches been in London.