From La Liga to the Olympics: what are the highest attendances ever in women’s football?

The USA steal many attendance records while the WSL has seen gradual increases over the years thanks to the use of the Men’s stadiums

The Women’s El Clasico is set to take place this week with the match drawing attention as fans will hope it may break records for the highest attended Women’s Football match in history.

Back in 2019, the record was finally broken for the highest attended football match in Women’s club history. Atletico Madrid took on Barcelona at the Wanda Metropolitano in front of a magnificent 60,000 plus people.

The rise in Women’s football has continued to grow and while Barcelona’s men may be struggling along in La Liga, the same can most definitely not be said for their women who’s staggering success is bringing in fans at a phenomenal rate.

When Barcelona Women play, they usually play at the 6,000 seater Johan Cruyff Stadium. However, Real Madrid will travel to the Camp Nou to take on their rivals in the El Clasico - a stadium with a 99,354 capacity.

Not only will this encourage more spectators to the game, but with the Women’s Euros taking place this summer, the increase in attendance at league games will hopefully mean that England will host nations to full stadiums when the tournament kicks off later in the year.

The women may still be a long way off from being able to play every match at their male counterparts’ ground, but the fact that they are able to do so in increasingly frequent occasions highlights the rapidity of the growth in support for Women’s football.