The attendance throughout the 2022 Women’s EUROs is expected to be between 435,000 and 525,000.
These numbers were recorded in a report by Ernst and Young who looked into how many of the 700,000 available tickets will be sold.
If the number of people predicted is correct, this tournament will massively exceed figures from EURO 2017. Around 200,000 fans were present five years ago and even with lowest expected attendance, the number will be doubled this summer.
England are the hosts and each of their group stage games have already sold out with demand going through the roof.
The Lionesses’ games at Old Trafford, Amex Stadium and St Mary’s Stadium will all have a capacity crowd and if they are to reach the final, 87,000 tickets have been snapped up for the game at Wembley.
These ticket sales will be massively beneficial for the women’s game on and off the pitch with a huge £54m income expected across the nine host cities.
Baroness Sue Campbell, the Director of Women’s football at the FA, has spoken to Sky Sports about the possible benefits to the game in England.
She said: “With less than 50 days to go until the tournament gets under way, this report highlights what we can achieve with a continued focus on capitalising on the opportunities offered by the Women’s Euro and importantly how we can measure our success.
“Our aim is twofold – to deliver a record-breaking tournament and to leave a tangible legacy to grow the women’s game. By inspiring fans at home and abroad, and by committing to provide playing opportunities to girls in every school and club across the country, I am confident we can deliver on both aims.”
Fans will travel up and down the country throughout the summer and the countdown has begun to the opening game between England and Austria at Old Trafford on the 6th July.