Barcelona sets record attendance for women’s football

A record crowd of 91,553 attended last night’s UEFA Women’s Champions League game between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid at the Camp Nou.

The crowd figure is the biggest ever for a women’s football match, and dwarfs the 86,000 attendance for this season’s El Clasico between the two clubs’ men’s teams.

The match sold out quickly after free tickets for club members were snapped up two months in advance. The cheapest tickets for non-members were priced at up to €15.

The crowd figure on Wednesday night, when Barca won 5-2 to progress to the competition’s semi-finals, was more than 1,000 greater than the previous women’s football attendance record of 90,185, which was set at the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup final between the US and China at the Rose Bowl.

The previous highest turnout for a club fixture came in 2019 when 60,739 watched Atlético Madrid versus Barcelona at Wanda Metropolitano. The previous Women’s Champions League record was 50,212 for a game between Lyon and Frankfurt in Munich in 2012.

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