Total attendance for this summer’s Women’s Euro in England is expected to significantly exceed Euro 2017 levels in the Netherlands.
Over 700,000 tickets are available for the final and a pre-tournament impact report compiled by Ernst & Young predicts that a range between 435,000 and 525,000 will be sold.
England Women’s three group matches at Euro 2022 and the final at Wembley have all sold out.
Even the lowest of those numbers would break 2017’s total of 240,055 fans.
The report also predicts £54m of economic activity across the nine host cities.
Legacy groups from these host cities are working to provide 500,000 new opportunities for women and girls to participate in grassroots football.
A Football Association quarterly survey from March last year found that 57% of girls aged 5-13 currently play football and the vast majority of girls who don’t would like to.
Sport England’s 2021 Active Lives survey found that just 0.7% of women aged 16 and over played football regularly compared to 5.2% of men, highlighting the potential for growth.
Baroness Sue Campbell, Women’s Euro Board Member and Director of Women’s Football at the FA, said: “With less than 50 days until the start of the tournament, this report highlights what we can achieve. continuously focusing on capitalizing on the opportunities presented by the Women’s Euro and, most importantly, how we can measure our success.
“Our objective is twofold: to provide a tournament that breaks all records and to leave a tangible legacy to develop women’s football.
“By inspiring fans at home and abroad and committing to providing playing opportunities for girls at every school and club across the country, I’m confident we can achieve both goals.”
“Wiegman exceeded expectations”
Baroness Sue Campbell admits her expectations have been ‘absolutely’ exceeded by the ‘exceptional’ Sarina Wiegman in her time when the Dutchwoman has been England boss until now.
Following the announcement of his appointment by the Football Association in August 2020, Wiegman, who had overseen the Netherlands winning the 2017 European Championship on home soil and finishing runners-up at the 2019 World Cup, began working as a permanent successor to Phil Neville over a period of four years. transaction last September.
England’s first major tournament with her in charge is their own home Euro in July, the provisional squad for which was confirmed last week.
And the team will head into next month’s warm-up games with a record under Wiegman to date of 11 games, nine wins, no losses, 72 goals scored, two conceded and a trophy lifted in the form of the Arnold Clark Cup. .
Campbell, FA Women’s Football Director, said: “She absolutely exceeded my expectations.
“I’ve worked closely with coaches. I’ve been the head of the National Coaching Foundation for many years, working with some of the greatest coaches this country has ever seen – and she’s right there- high. She is exceptional.
“And she’s not just exceptional technically and tactically – it’s the way she builds a team, her relationship with the players and the team around the team.
“It was a privilege to see her work and to be with her. I am very impressed and I think everyone who works with her will tell you the same story.”
Women’s Euro 2022: Schedule, venues, full schedule
Group A: England, Austria, Norway, Northern Ireland
Group B: Germany, Denmark, Spain, Finland
Group C: Netherlands, Sweden, Portugal, Switzerland
Group D: France, Italy, Belgium, Iceland
Wednesday July 6
Group A: England v Austria – Kick off 8pm, Old Trafford
Thursday July 7
Group A: Norway vs Northern Ireland – kick off 8pm, St Mary’s
Friday July 8
Group B: Spain vs Finland – kick off 5pm, Stadium MK
Group B: Germany v Denmark – Kick off 8pm, London Community Stadium
Saturday July 9
Group C: Portugal vs Switzerland – kick off 5pm, Leigh Sports Village
Group C: Netherlands vs Sweden – kick off 8pm, Bramall Lane
Sunday July 10
Group D: Belgium vs Iceland – Kick off 5pm, Manchester City Academy Stadium
Group D: France vs Italy – kick off 8pm, New York Stadium
Monday July 11
Group A: Austria vs Northern Ireland – kick off 5pm, St Mary’s
Group A: England v Norway – Kick off 8pm, Brighton and Hove Community Stadium
tuesday july 12
Group B: Denmark vs Finland – Kick off 5pm, Stadium MK
Group B: Germany v Spain – Kick off 8pm, London Community Stadium
Wednesday July 13
Group C: Sweden vs Switzerland – kick off 5pm, Bramall Lane
Group C: Netherlands-Portugal – kick-off 8pm, Leigh Sports Village
Thursday July 14
Group D: Italy vs Iceland – Kick off 5pm, Manchester City Academy Stadium
Group D: France vs Belgium – kick off 8pm, New York Stadium
friday july 15
Group A: Northern Ireland – England – kick off 8pm, St Mary’s
Group A: Austria vs Norway – Kick off 8pm, Brighton and Hove Community Stadium
Saturday July 16
Group B: Finland vs Germany – kick off 8pm, Stadium MK
Group B: Denmark v Spain – Kick off 8pm, London Community Stadium
Sunday July 17
Group C: Switzerland vs Netherlands – kick off 5pm, Bramall Lane
Group C: Sweden vs Portugal – kick off 5pm, Leigh Sports Village
Monday July 18
Group D: Iceland vs France – kick off 8pm, New York Stadium
Group D: Italy v Belgium – Kick off 8pm, Manchester City Academy Stadium
Wednesday July 20
Quarter-final 1: Group A winners v Group B runners-up – 8pm kick-off, Brighton and Hove Community Stadium
Thursday July 21
Quarter-final 2: Group B winners v Group A runners-up – kick-off 8pm, London Community Stadium
friday july 22
Quarter-final 3: Group C winners v Group D runners-up – kick-off 8pm, Leigh Sports Village
Quarter-final 4: Group D winners vs. Group C runners-up – kick-off 8pm, New York Stadium
tuesday july 26
Semi-final 1: Quarter-Final Winners 1 vs. Quarter-Final Winners 3 – Kick-off 8pm, Bramall Lane
Wednesday July 27
Semi-final 2: Winner Quarter-Final 2 v Winner Quarter-Final 4 – Kick-off 8pm, Stadium MK
Sunday July 31
Winners Semi-Final 1 v Winners Semi-Final 2 – Kick-off 5pm, Wembley