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Women’s Super League Attendance Up 200%

  • Attendance for the Women's Super League is up 200% so far from last season.
  • The WSL is "currently averaging 6,000 fans a week."
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Barclays Women’s Super League

The growth of women’s soccer continues to soar, and England’s Euro 2022 victory is giving the sport an extra boost in the country.

Attendance for the Barclays Women’s Super League is up 200% so far from last season, according to Kelly Simmons, FA Director of the Women’s Professional Game.

“Since the season commenced, we have seen almost 300,000 spectators attend matches across the Barclays Women’s Super League,” Simmons said.

  • He added that the WSL is “currently averaging almost 6,000 fans a week.”
  • September’s Arsenal-Tottenham Hotspur matchup at the Emirates attracted a league-record 47,367 fans.

Simmons also noted that the Barclays Women’s Championship has seen its attendance increase 85% compared to the same time last year.

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“It has often been said that a successful women’s England team will help generate interest in the domestic game,” Simmons said. “This is certainly true.”

England’s championship victory drew 87,192 fans — the highest ever for any men’s or women’s European national team tournament game. It was also the most-watched women’s soccer match ever in the U.K.

“The Lionesses’ victory propelled the women’s game in this country to new levels, and it was important for us to capture and capitalize on that momentum,” Simmons said.

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