Women's Champions League: the clasico Barça-Real on the verge of breaking an attendance record

FC Barcelona announced on Friday that it had passed 70.000 tickets for the quarter-final second leg of the Women’s Champions League against Real Madrid, scheduled for 30 March. The attendance record could be largely beaten.

Towards an attendance record for a match of women’s teams professional? FC Barcelona has announced that it has already passed 70. tickets for his clasico against Real Madrid at the end of March in the quarter-final of the Women’s Champions League, scheduled at Camp Nou (99. seats). “70.000 tickets sold!”, announced the Catalan club on social networks. “Let’s rock the stadium!”.

This number greatly exceeds the previous record for a women’s club match: 86.739 people attended Barça’s victory over Atlético de Madrid at the Metropolitano stadium in March 2020.

Second match at the Camp Nou for women

The attraction of the first European clasico between the women’s sections of Barça and Real, whose return match is scheduled for 19 March, led the Blaugrana club to move the match to the vast stands of the Camp Nou, instead of the small Johan-Cruyff stadium (6. 000 places) where the Barcelona team usually plays. For the occasion the 99.000 “socios” (supporters-shareholders) of FC Barcelona were offered free tickets, upon payment of an administrative fee of 2,50 euros.

Currently reduced to 70 % by the Catalan authorities due to the Covid- pandemic, the reception capacity of the Camp Nou could be increased by the meeting, perhaps allowing him to exceed the 86.422 fans who came to see the Barça-Real men’s clasico last October.

This is the second time that the Barcelona will play at Camp Nou after a first performance in January 2020 : they had crushed their neighbors from Espanyol Barcelona, ​​but behind closed doors. The Catalans, holders of the Women’s Champions League, are the favorites for the quarter-final scheduled against Real Madrid. They dominated Spanish women’s football last season.