With 248,075 spectators, Euro 2022 has already broken the competition’s attendance record
It was being talked about as the biggest women’s sporting event ever held in Europe. The opening match England-Austria (1-0), on July 6, in a packed Old Trafford, where 68,871 spectators had taken place, had set the tone, setting a record for a match of a women’s European championship . This new popular fervor has not subsided since.
If the lionesses made the show against Norway (8-0), attracting 28,847 supporters, on July 11, in Brighton and Hove, the clash between the Netherlands, reigning European champions, and Sweden, Olympic vice-champion, was played in Sheffield in front of 21,342 football fans, a Euro attendance record for a match not involving the host country.