Arsenal-Tottenham derby smashes WSL attendance report

The north London derby between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur has smashed the women’s super League (WSL) attendance report on the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.

A report crowd of forty seven,367 turned out to watch Arsenal thrash Spurs 4-zero due to a Vivianne Miedema brace and targets from Beth Mead and Rafaelle.

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The earlier report was 38,262 which was set on the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium inside the 2019 north London derby. Ticket gross sales for Saturday’s match had already surpassed that decide on Sept. 1, Arsenal introduced.

Arsenal additionally confirmed that fifty three,757 tickets have been purchased for Saturday’s derby.

This follows a report-breaking women’s European Championship advertising and marketing campaign that noticed 87,192 followers packed into Wembley Stadium for England‘s victory inside the closing, setting a Euros attendance report.

Kelly Simmons, The English FA’s director for the women’s expert recreation, mentioned: “After a surprising summer time that noticed packed out stadiums to watch the Lionesses in the course of the UEFA women’s Euro, we have been actually assured that we would see a mannequin new report attendance early on on this season’s Barclays women’s super League.

“The environment on the Emirates was fully unbelievable, and seeing forty seven,367 followers inside the stadium reveals simply how a lot the women’s recreation has grown. i am delighted that now we have seen such huge curiosity inside the league as a end result of the start of the season, which is good credit rating to the golf equipment.

“I hope this momentum can proceed all by way of the full advertising and marketing campaign and that i encourage anyone to return alongside to a Barclays WSL match and be a factor of this thrilling league.”

Arsenal had purchased over 50,000 tickets for the match earlier than Saturday and Arsenal supervisor Jonas Eidevall mentioned that he is eager to see attendances for women’s matches proceed to rise.

“it is 50,000 purchased tickets,” he mentioned. “it is not giveaways, it is not purchased for a lowered worth — it is purchased tickets.

“i really feel that is actually actually particular as a end result of that means that doing this the biggest means the membership has carried out it, it is sustainable. It reveals the curiosity there, it is for exact.

“The funding that we as a group, the membership has carried out however in addition all of the previous generations and previous teams earlier than us have carried out to place us onto this stage right here, that is phenomenal.

“So we really feel that, in any case we want to exit and revenue from it so it might presumably happen as quickly as extra extra repeatedly.”

Arsenal are set to host Manchester United and Chelsea on the Emirates Stadium in November and January respectively, shifting from their regular dwelling stadium Meadow Park, Borehamwood.

Eidewall’s facet might even play their Champions League group stage matches on the Emirates in the event that they beat Ajax to qualify.


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