“We want to break the world record for attendance. 91,000 spectators is a lot but that is what we have set out to do.” So ambitious was the president of the Barca, Joan Laportain an interview granted to RAC1 this Monday, regarding attendance at this Wednesday’s duel, corresponding to the second leg of the quarterfinals of the women’s champions leaguebetween the azulgrana and the Real Madrid at Camp Nou (6:45 p.m.). And it is that with all the tickets sold, the club aspires to beat the 90,195 spectators at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena (California) of the World Cup final, on July 10, 1999Come in United States and China (0-0 and 5-4 on penalties), which is the world’s highest attendance ever recorded for a women’s football match.
It is not the only record that Barça can beat in this Clásico. The other are the 60,739 viewers who met on March 17, 2019 at Wanda Metropolitan to attend the Atletico Madrid-Barça (0-2) on matchday 24 of the Primera Iberdrola, which represents the largest entry to a match between women’s football clubs.
Beyond these two records, the Barça-Real Madrid this Wednesday at the Estadi also aspires to break other records, such as the 50,212 viewers who met at the Women’s Champions League Final May 17 2012 at Olympic Stadium of Berlin, between Lyon Olympics and the FFC Frankfurt (2-0). It is, in fact, the third best entry in history to a women’s soccer match.
The women’s Barça can also beat tomorrow the best entrance of this season in the Camp NouWhat are the 86,422 viewers who came to LaLiga Classicbetween the first men’s teams of Barça and Real Madrid, played on October 24.
Mosaic and club appeal
For what will be a historic event at the Camp Nou, where Barça women will play for the first time with the public, the club has appealed to the fans so that none of the seats, all sold, remain unused and is also working to that the azulgrana enjoy the best possible atmosphere. There will be a mosaic in the stands, with the motto ‘More than empowerment’ on the side and it will be complemented by two symbols of the woman on each of the goals. Everything, surrounded by the Barça stripes, which will go around the field horizontally, until reaching the Grandstand, which will be covered with the four bars to shape the flag vertically. The club has also called on the fans to welcome the players and accompany the coach on its arrival at the Camp Nou, and first-team players such as Aubameyang, Lenglet and Riqui Puig encouraged the public to go to the Estadi.
Attendance records in women’s football
ABSOLUTE RECORD: United States-China (World Final, 1999, Rose Bowl), 90,195 viewers
RECORD BETWEEN CLUBS: Atletico Madrid-Barça (First Iberdrola, 2019, Wanda Metropolitano), 60,739 viewers
RECORD OF CHAMPIONS: Olympique de Lyon-FFC Frankfurt (Champions Final, 2012, Olympiastadion), 50,212 viewers