A World Record 60,739 Fans Watched Women's Game Between Barcelona And Atletico Madrid
To put into perspective how popular the women's game is becoming in Spain, a world record 60,739 fans watched Atletico Madrid host Barcelona at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Attendance figures for Women's football in Spain have been strong this season, especially in the Primera Division and the Copa de la Reina.
The fact Athletic Bilbao broke the attendance record last month, when 48,121 supporters attended their Copa de la Reina game against Atletico at San Mames, says it all.
Last night's attendances:- Euan McTear (@emctear) January 31, 2019
Tottenham vs Watford in the Premier League: 29,164
Athletic women vs Atlético women in the Copa de la Reina: 48,121
Amazing for Spanish women's football. pic.twitter.com/H77WFuMAss
Atletico, who are current leaders of the Primera Division, were eventually beaten by Barca thanks to goals from Asisat Oshoala and Toni Duggan.
That means the Catalan giants are just three points behind the league leaders with just six games to go.
:stadium: ¡Récord histórico de asistencia a un partido de clubes!- At. Madrid Femenino (@AtletiFemenino) March 17, 2019
:atm: ¡Hoy somos en el Wanda @Metropolitano 60.739 espectadores!
:clap: ¡Gracias, afición, por hacerlo posible! :clap:
:point_right: https://t.co/TcsQpcrnRd#AúpaAtleti #AtletiBarça pic.twitter.com/hzFNvX4IAq
To boost attendance figures, tickets for the match were available for free to club members, and €5 for the general public, according to ESPN.
The overall atmosphere at the Wanda Wetropolitano - a venue that will host the Champions League final June - was something else on Sunday afternoon.
Here's just some of the reaction from social media:
So in Spain, the league game between Atletico's women football team and Barça's women football team attracts 60.000(!) spectators. Fantastic stuff. https://t.co/3f6cvSP61b- Alex Truica (@AlexTruica) March 17, 2019
Women's match between Barca and Atleti at the Wanda is sold out :heart_eyes: pic.twitter.com/KcGLLeJwEf- Bangers (@BangerVid) March 17, 2019
It's great to see the Women's game thriving over in Spain.
We can't wait to tune in to the FIFA Women's World Cup in France this summer.
Featured Image Credit: EPA