Another great momentum in the annals of history of the women’s game as Arsenal women have sold out 60,000 seats at the Emirates Stadium for the very first time ahead of their second leg clash against German side Wolfsburg.
Barcelona similarly broke record last year in attendance for women’s football match when more than 91,600 fans gathered at Nou Camp to watch the champions league semi finals.
Prior to this season, the highest attendance for Arsenal is 12,000 which was the match against Barcelona. This massive difference indicate increased interest in women’s football not just in England but globally.
According to Chief Executive Vinai Venkatesham:
It’s wonderful news that such a huge match for us has sold out,” “We would like to say thank you to our supporters, with over 60,000 tickets sold for Monday’s match. We also say thank you for your fantastic support throughout the season – at Emirates Stadium, at Meadow Park and at grounds across England and Europe. It promises to be an exciting night in north London and we’re delighted that Jonas and our women’s first team will have the backing of so many supporters on this big occasion in the club’s history.”
It is absolutely exciting to see the development and interest shown towards the women’s game, kudos to the marketing team!