The UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 has started with a bang as more than 68,000 people were present during the tournament opener at Old Trafford (Manchester). It is a new attendance record in a match during UEFA Women’s Championship history.
UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 started last Wednesday (6th July) when the hosts England women faced Austria women at Old Trafford (Manchester) in a Group A encounter. Forward Beth Mead scored the solitary goal of the game in 16 minutes as the hosts won that tournament opener by 1-0.
UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 opening match began with 68,781 on-field fans
During that match, the crowd attendance on the field was officially recorded as 68,781. It is the new attendance record during a game in the UEFA Women’s Championship history. The previous attendance record in a UEFA Women’s Championship match was 41,301 during the 2013 final between Germany women and Norway Women at Friends Arena, Solna (Sweden).
In recent times, many football fans have shown their interest in women’s football. That’s why we are now experiencing many record attendances in women’s football.
Few recent proves of massive women’s football popularity growth
Last March, during the second leg game of the quarter-finals of the UEFA Women’s Champions League 2021/22, which was between Barcelona women and Real Madrid women at Camp Nou (Barcelona), 91,553 attendances were officially recorded. It is the record attendance in an official women’s football match.
Recently, the Football Association (FA) reportedly declined around £150million offer from a private equity company to rebrand the Women’s Super League (WSL). This lucrative offer clearly points out how women’s football popularity is growing up.
Already more than 500,000 tickets have been sold for the entire UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 competition. Moreover, the final of this competition has already been sold out. On 31st July 2022, the 90,000-capacity Wembley Stadium (London) will host the final of this tournament.