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Uefa confirms Women’s Champions League final sellout

More than 34,100 tickets issued for clash between Barcelona and Woflsburg in Eindhoven.

16 May 2023 PA

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The 2023 Women’s Champions League final between Barcelona and Wolfsburg in Eindhoven has sold out, Uefa has announced.

With more than 34,100 tickets having been issued, the 3rd June fixture at the Philips Stadion is set to command a new record attendance for a women’s match in the Netherlands.

The current record is the 30,640 that watched the Dutch national team play Australia at the same venue in 2019.

It will be the first time the final of the competition has sold out since it was rebranded as the Women’s Champions League in 2009/10.

Nadine Kessler, the managing director for the women’s game at the European soccer body, said: “This is the first time we have fully sold out a Women’s Champions League final. And that’s a few weeks in advance, which is just another sign that we have reached a new level.

“The amount of fans who wish to travel with their team has risen enormously too. Each team has picked up an allocation of more than 4,500 for their own supporters – far more than ever before.

“In addition, we can expect fans from both teams to have also acquired tickets through the general sale. It’s going to be an amazing occasion for everyone, whether in the stadium or in front of the TV.”

Barcelona and Wolfsburg advanced to the final by getting past Women’s Super League (WSL) teams in the semi-finals, beating Chelsea and Arsenal respectively.

The latest positive step for women’s soccer comes after Chelsea beat Manchester United 1-0 in the Women’s FA Cup final at Wembley in front of a crowd of 77,390, a new world record attendance for a women’s domestic club match.

The game was also watched by a peak UK TV audience of 1.4 million on BBC One, and streamed more than 300,000 times across the BBC’s digital platforms.

Last season’s Women’s FA Cup final between Chelsea and Manchester City, which had 49,094 in attendance, peaked at 1.8 million on BBC One once the game went into extra time following a late City equaliser to make it 2-2.

Chelsea subsequently ended up winning 3-2 via a goal in the additional period from Sam Kerr – also the match-winner on Sunday.

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