Twickenham Stadium will host the 2025 Women's Rugby World Cup final while the opening game will be staged at Sunderland's Stadium of Light, World Rugby and the Rugby Football Union (RFU) have announced.
The 82,000-capacity Twickenham Stadium set a world attendance record for a women's international in April when 58,498 spectators turned out to see England win their 19th Women's Six Nations Championship title by beating France.
Organisers hope the World Cup finale in London on September 27 will break that record.
England will kick off the 16-team tournament on August 22 at the Stadium of Light.
"Women's Rugby World Cup England 2025 will be a generational moment for rugby," World Rugby chairman Sir Bill Beaumont said.
"The biggest, most accessible and most widely-viewed, its unstoppable momentum will reach, engage and inspire new audiences in ways that rugby events have not done before."
Australian Associated Press