The following for women soccer is growing, this was further proved this weekend when a record attendance was registered for a female club football game. Atletico Madrid female team drew 60,739 fans for their clash with FC Barcelona ladies team at Wanda Metropolitan stadium on Sunday, setting a world-record attendance for a women’s club football match.
The previous record in Spain was held by Athletic Bilbao when 48,121 attended their Copa de la Reina game against Atletico at the San Mames Stadium in January. Atlético’s women’s team usually play at the 3,376-seater Estadio Cerro del Espino, which is shared with Segunda División side CF Rayo Majadahonda.
According to a report published in ESPN, tickets for Atletico’s match against Barça – a top-of-the-table game in Liga Femenina – were free for club members and available for as little as €5 for the general public. The former world record for a women’s club match was a game between Mexican sides Monterrey and Tigres in 2018, where 51,000 fans showed up.
But the record for most attended female world cup game still stays intact. The record for any women’s match was set at the 1999 Women’s World Cup final when 90,185 people watched the United States beat China 5-4 on penalties at the Rose Bowl in California.