Newcastle set a new attendance record outside of a final.
For their league cup game against Barnsley, Newcastle were allowed to host their game at St James’s park for the second time in their career. The attendance for the night was their highest ever, of 28,565.
With them going from 1-0 down to win 2-1 they definitely gave their record crowd something to cheer about.
Since the Magpies have had new ownership, they have made sure their women’s team came along on their journey. Amanda Staveley (part owner of Newcastle United) made it clear from the start she wanted Newcastle United women to become a WSL team in 2/3 years.
Which does mean back-to-back promotions!
In the first game, that they had at the stadium, was a fixture against Alnwick Town. Were the
attendance reached a high of 22,134. For a National league game these numbers are obscene, but it just shows how far women’s football is coming.
Since the start of this season where they have won 6 out of their possible 9, it shows what a little bit of money and help can do.
They currently sit 2nd so their season aim is definitely in full steam.
For Newcastle United their women’s team is receiving the backing they deserve and they’re
producing performances and results to prove it. But they are not the only club starting to hit record attendances and growth since the start of the year.
Recently, Brentford Women played Watford Ladies Development, in front of 5,116 fans at the Gtech Community Stadium. This was a tier 6 match.
The North London Derby is always a popular event, with September being no different, as 47,000 saw London painted red at the Emirates in the Women's Super League.
However, the main one is of course the Lionesses Euro win at Wembley Stadium, in which the attendance reached a high of 87,192.
With the second half of the season to be underway soon, what other records will be set?