The hosts, England, and the record-tying, eight-time champions, Germany, will face off in the Women's Euro 2022 final on Sunday. According to UEFA, 487,683 people have already registered for the tournament.
This number is more than twice as high as the previous record for a Women’s European Championship, which was set in the Netherlands at Euro 2017 five years prior.
By the weekend’s completion of the competition, the overall total for Euro 2022 will surpass the 500,000 mark. Wembley’s capacity is 87,000, therefore if everyone with tickets shows up, the overall audience might exceed 570,000.
Chances are good given that the host country is in the final and that excitement for Euro 2022 has grown in the days leading up to and following the 4-0 thumping of Sweden in the semifinal.
Additionally, a sold-out Wembley would set a new record for the most spectators to ever attend a men’s or women’s European Championship final. Since Spain played the Soviet Union in Madrid in 1964, the record has held at 79,115.
Nearly 100,000 youngsters have attended games at Euro 2022 this month, with the competition encouraging the future generation. A total of 47% of the spectators in the audiences have been female, while 53% of them have been men.
In a statement, UEFA Chief of Women’s Football and Women’s EURO 2013 winner Nadine Kessler said:
“Whoever comes out on top, England against Germany at the iconic Wembley Stadium will be one for the history books and an unforgettable event for a whole generation,
“For all the lucky ones, who have a ticket for the final, we are looking forward to seeing you at Wembley breaking another attendance record and supporting your team!”
Along with breaking attendance records overall, Women’s Euro 2022 also established records for quarterfinal and semifinal attendance, as well as largest attendances for games not involving the host nation at every stage of the competition.