The Women’s EURO 2022 achieved a record crowd of 87,192 people as England beat Germany in the final at Wembley Stadium yesterday.
The total aggregate attendance was brought to over half a million for a tournament that UEFA highlighted has ‘set new benchmarks at every step of the way’.
This marks the second time in this year’s edition of the tournament that the record has been broken; the opening game of the tournament saw 68,871 fans turn out to watch England gain a 1-0 win against Austria.
The new record is over double the record prior to the tournament, which stood at 43,301 at the 2013 final between Germany and Norway in Solna, Sweden.
In a statement, UEFA explained: “Records continued to fall during the group stage, including the overall tournament record of 240,055 set at the 2017 finals.
“As the knockout rounds approached, the figure for the 2022 finals had reached 357,993, meaning that even if no one had attended a game from the quarter-finals onwards, the previous record average of 9,000 would have been comfortably beaten.
“Instead, the bar was well and truly raised, with new benchmarks set in the last eight and semi-finals.”
Furthermore, surpassing all those turnouts, the 87,192 final attendees established a new record for an international game in Europe whilst also taking the tournament total to 574,875 and the average crowd to 18,544 per game.
The BBC also reported that the final was the most watched televised women’s football game in the UK of all time.