Next year’s Euro 2022 in England is to become the first female football tournament to deploy UEFA’s ticketing system as organisers target record attendances for the women’s game.

The SecuTix-powered system will be used as pre-sales begin in July for the 700,000 tickets that will be available across the 10 venues in nine host cities.

Organisers want to surpass the record total attendance for a Women’s Euro, currently 240,045 for the Netherlands’ staging of the 2017 tournament. They are also looking to beat the 41,301 record attendance for a single Women’s Euro fixture at next year’s tournament’s opening game at Old Trafford and then break this once again for the final at Wembley Stadium, where it is hoped a sell-out crowd will fill the national stadium, surpassing the current European record for a women’s game of 80,203 set at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The 10 venues, which will each host at least three games, range from the 90,000-capacity Wembley Stadium to the 12,000-seat Leigh Sports Village stadium. The semi-finals will be held at Sheffield United’s Bramall Lane and Milton Keynes’ Stadium MK.

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