Thousands of tickets have been sold ahead of Ipswich Town Women's historic game at Portman Road. 

The club announced that more than 5,000 tickets have been sold ahead of the clash with Chatham Town on Saturday, March 23.

The team is used to playing for a crowd of 500 to 1,000 at the Felixstowe & Walton United ground on Sunday but during the international break will have the chance to play in their first-league game at Portman Road.

All four stands will be open for the Tractor Girls' match with tickets costing £2 for under 19s, £4 for over 65s and £6 for adults.

Speaking in February, Town chief executive Mark Ashton said: "We are delighted to confirm that our women's team will play a fixture at Portman Road.

"There has been a clear passion and interest in a game being held at the stadium and it is fantastic that we now have one confirmed.

"We consistently see great attendances at Portman Road and we urge all supporters to get behind Joe and the team for this game as well.

"This will be an historic day for the club and we want a strong atmosphere for everyone to enjoy."

Player Natasha Thomas has spoken of her excitement for the fixture. 

The 28-year-old said: "I'm probably the only player that has played at Portman Road due to a County Cup fixture.

"It's so exciting for me as a Town fan myself. You see the men playing on it and it's where everyone wants to be.

"It will be a really good day and I hope the fans enjoy it as well, because we will put in 100%, show fans the playing style we have and hopefully we can enlighten people to come along and support us more."