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A new WSL attendance record is achieved by Arsenal vs. Chelsea

A new WSL attendance record is achieved by Arsenal vs. Chelsea

In front of 59,042 fans on Sunday at Emirates Stadium, Jonas Eidevall's Arsenal defeated Chelsea 4-1, setting a new record for WSL attendance.

A new WSL attendance record is achieved by Arsenal vs. Chelsea

The previous record for attendance was held by the North London team, who drew 54,115 for their home match versus Liverpool in October of this year.

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Arsenal tied Chelsea on points thanks to goals from Beth Mead and Amanda Ilestedt, however, Chelsea maintained their lead in the league thanks to a superior goal differential. Alessia Russo scored twice.

Since England's victory at Euro 2022, attendance in the WSL has increased by 200%, and over the last two seasons, Arsenal has often attracted large crowds to its matches.

Five of the six WSL matches that have drawn crowds of more than 40,000 have taken place at the Emirates. A sell-out crowd of 60,063 witnessed the club's Champions League semi-final matchup versus Wolfsburg the previous season.

Another historic moment was shattering our own WSL attendance record. We're proud of the committed individuals in our club, our outstanding supporters, and our women's team—all of whom have helped us get to this point. Vinai Venkatesham, the CEO of Arsenal, stated in a statement on Sunday that "we remain focused on nurturing the connection with our supporters" and that "the hard work that brought us this far will not stop."

The WSL has seen an increase in both broadcast viewing numbers and attendance this season, which is encouraging. As we continue to speed up the women's game's sustainable growth, we want to make sure that we maintain this level of support season after season."

With 25,000 tickets already sold, Arsenal's upcoming WSL match at the Emirates versus Manchester United in February is the fastest-selling women's match in the team's history, according to the announcement.