The North London derby between Arsenal and Tottenham in the English Women’s Super League drew 47,367 spectators to the Emirates Stadium, where the Gunners men’s team usually play, breaking the record for the highest attendance for a game women’s championship.
Less than two months after the victory of the English women’s Euro at home, where several attendance records had been broken, the English clubs are trying to ride this wave by organizing the big posters in larger stadiums.
The major London, Mancunian and Liverpool derbies will all take place in stadiums usually reserved for the men’s Premier League this season.
A « free » previous record
The previous record was 38,262 and dated from the same confrontation, but at the Tottenham Hotspurs Stadium, in 2019. But during this match, part of the tickets were distributed free of charge while Saturday’s match was 100% paying.
On the ground, there was no photo. A goal from Beth Mead, one of the heroines of ‘Lionesses’ this summer and a brace from Dutch star Vivianne Miedema gave Arsenal a 4-0 win.