BWSL hits attendance milestone

Record-breaking half a million fans pass through Barclays WSL turnstiles this season

A record-breaking season for the Barclays Women’s Super League has seen over 500,000 fans attend a league fixture this season – the first time the half a million landmark has been passed.

In a season where league and club attendance records have regularly been broken, fans have shown their appetite for the women’s game by turning up in their thousands for some of the biggest matches during the campaign.

In September, Arsenal broke the individual league attendance record, with 47,367 fans witnessing the north London derby at Emirates Stadium.

The Barclays Women’s Championship has also seen impressive numbers this season, with over 100,000 fans attending fixtures, with Sheffield United breaking the league attendance record in the autumn with a crowd of 11,137 for their match with London City Lionesses.

Kelly Simmons, the FA’s Director for the Women’s Professional Game, said: “The interest in our leagues this season has been really encouraging and to have seen over a half a million fans pass through the turnstiles is fantastic.

“This growth yet again shows the impact of the Lionesses’ triumph last summer and the positivity surrounding the leagues and its clubs. Thank you to the fans, the clubs, and our partners for all the support they have committed to help make this such a memorable season.”

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