Women´s Euros: UEFA expecting biggest final attendance to cap record-breaking tournament
More than twice as many fans have attended this year’s record-breaking Women’s European Championship than the previous tournament in 2017.
Following Wednesday’s second semi-final between Germany and France in Milton Keynes, a total of 487,683 people have attended matches at Euro 2022, up from the previous record of 240,055 during Euro 2017 in the Netherlands.
Stadiums in England have been bustling with fans eager to watch the stars of the women’s game on the big stage and several attendance records have been smashed.
Sunday’s final between hosts England and Germany is anticipated see another record broken for a match at a men’s or women’s Euros, with Wembley’s capacity for the showpiece at over 87,000.
The current highest attendance of 79,115 was for the men’s final in 1964 between hosts Spain and the Soviet Union at the Santiago Bernabeu.
This year’s tournament has already seen a record set for the highest attendance for a Women’s Euros match, with 68,871 watching England beat Austria 1-0 in the group stage at Old Trafford.
UEFA stated on Thursday: “Nearly 100,000 children have been part of that record-breaking attendance, while 47 per cent of all fans in the stadiums have been female, with a similar fan demographic anticipated for the final.
“The tournament has been marked by crowds enjoying this family-friendly atmosphere, and the same buzz and excitement can be expected for the final between England and Germany on Sunday, which is set to establish another major benchmark.”
Several attendance records have already been broken at this summer’s #WEURO2022 ahead of Sunday’s final between England and Germany.
Now, there is the chance of a new record crowd at a men’s or women’s EURO final!
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— UEFA (@UEFA) July 28, 2022