A new attendance record for the Women’s Super League in England was set at the weekend at the Etihad Stadium for the clash of Manchester City and Manchester United.
City won 1-0 in front of 31,213 supporters, which beat the previous attendance record at a home ground in women’s football more than six times over, as reported by BBC.
Manchester City also hold the record for the highest attendance in English domestic football history at a home ground when 84,569 people flocked to Maine Road for an FA Cup clash against Stoke in 1934. [via TalkSPORT].
Manchester City-focused Twitter channel @SuperbiaProelia pointed out the club’s status as holders of attendance records for both the men’s and women’s game in England.
Manchester City hold the highest home attendance (at home ground) record in English football history for men’s and women’s football:
— Man City | Superbia (@SuperbiaProeIia) September 8, 2019
Despite these record attendance figures, Manchester City’s home ground has been mockingly called the ‘Emptyhad’ by some rival supporters, as per The Sun, who reported that the average number of attendees at the ground was roughly 46,000 despite official figures of around 54,000 regularly being published.
These Manchester City fans took to Twitter to ridicule the club’s perceived reputation for low attendances:
Surely not possible due to the fact we have no fans and no history?
— Chris Senior (@EnglishmaninFL) September 8, 2019
@georgiebingham said yesterday that Stamford Bridge had sold out. What a strange lie
— Bert Kirky (@BertKirky) September 8, 2019
— Peter Pasquier (@pasquierpeter) September 8, 2019
bUt ThEy DoN’t HaVe FaNs
— ً (@ixPG4) September 8, 2019
And people say our stadium is the emptyhad
— twu_Fire@pleasantforcashcup (@TwuFire) September 8, 2019
— Bibo Zaazou (@FantasticFoden) September 8, 2019
— Bennet (@KnowledgeBennet) September 8, 2019
Do you think the 31,213 attendance for a women’s game on Saturday was a one-off or will it become a regular occurrence this season in the Women’s Super League? Comment below with your views!
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