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Huge Crowd In Madrid Sets Women’s Football Attendance Record

By Community | March 18, 2019

A new all-time attendance record for a women’s club football match was set yesterday in Spain with over 60,000 fans watching the Liga Iberdrola at Atlético Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano stadium.

There were 60,739 fans at the match between Atlético and Barcelona Femení, beating the previous club record of 51,211 set in the Mexican women’s league.

Over 45,000 tickets had been reserved one week before the match, the ‘Clásico’ of women’s football.

The previous women’s Liga record was set in January, when 48,121 attended the match between Atlético and Athletic Bilbao and at the latter’s San Mames Stadium.

The previous record was held by Athletic Bilbao when 48,121 attended their cup game against Atletico at the San Mames Stadium in January.

The outright world record attendance for a women’s game was 90,185 at the 1999 World Cup Final between the USA and China, held at the Rose Bowl in California.

The largest domestic crowd for women’s football in the UK was 45,423 at Wembley Stadium in In May 2018, to watch Chelsea defeat Arsenal in the FA Cup.

Chelsea Women lead the domestic WSL for average attendance this season with 1,965 per match, followed by Manchester City with 1,607.

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