The Hammarby vs AIK attendance during Sunday’s Damallsvenskan set a record for the largest turnout during a women’s game in Sweden. A total of 18,537 fans packed into Tele2 Arena.
The Stockholm derby saw Hammarby jump to fifth in the league while AIK sits second from the bottom after a 4-1 victory for Hammarby.
There wasn’t any trophy on the line or battle for key spots, fans simply turned out for their women’s teams.
Swedish women’s top-flight football right now. Over 18.000 tickets sold for the game between Hammarby and AIK. Right now at Tele 2 Arena in Stockholm. Magic! pic.twitter.com/aji2SnjGtq— Mia Eriksson (@mia_eriksson) October 10, 2021
18,537 Hammarby and AIK fans came out to watch the women’s Stockholm Derby, setting a new attendance record for the Swedish Damallsvenskan. And it went off.
— FotMob (@FotMob) October 10, 2021
18,537 were in attendance at Tele2 Arena for the Hammarby vs AIK derby today... to watch WOMEN play league football. pic.twitter.com/0VhjP0988k— Frida Fagerlund (@fagerlundfrida) October 10, 2021
— Hammarby Fotboll (@Hammarbyfotboll) October 10, 2021
The record comes two months after the NWSL set its all-time attendance record at Lumen Field in Seattle when 27,278 fans watched OL Reign defeat the Portland Thorns 2-1.
Today's OL Reign match broke the @NWSL attendance record. Thank YOU for being here!
— OL Reign (@OLReign) August 30, 2021
Spain’s women’s league still holds the largest turnout in history for a women’s club soccer game. In March 2019 Atlético Madrid and Barcelona played in front of 60,739 fans.
Atletico vs. Barcelona set a new world record attendance for a women's club match pic.twitter.com/XQH6RFxT4w— B/R Football (@brfootball) March 17, 2019
The highest attendance for a women’s club game in North America goes to Liga MX Femenil when over 40,000 people watched Tigres vs. Monterrey.
41,615 in attendance at the Estadio Universitario for Tigres vs Monterrey 1st Leg of Liga MX Femenil Apertura 2019 Final pic.twitter.com/1Qx4tyRzkx— Main Team (@MainTeamSports) November 30, 2019