Just in time for the Women’s World Cup 2019 this summer, FC Barcelona’s Women’s team will play for the biggest title, the Champions League. It’s the first time in the team’s history to make it this far, and it will make for an epic clash on the field.
While the FC Barcelona Women’s Fútb0l team generally dominates in the national league, they have fallen to 2nd place this year behind their rival, Atlético Madrid. This leaves the Champions League Final as the biggest chance to claim glory for the year’s campaign.
In fact, this year the match between FC Barcelona and Atlético Madrid broke the record for the most spectators at a women’s football club game with 60,700 people in attendance. This came shortly after another record setting game in Spain between Atlético Madrid and Athletic Bilbao, where nearly 50,000 people were in the stadium.
Prior to these records, the last female club match that held the record was in 1920 and had 53,000 in attendance in England between Dick Kerr’s Ladies and St. Helen’s Ladies. A year later, the English Football Association (FA) banned women’s soccer altogether stating that it is “an unsuitable sport for women.” Tell that to Mia Hamm in person.
Side Note: The record attendance for any female soccer match is 90,000+ for a Women’s World Cup game in 1999 with United States versus China.
It is undeniable that there is a growing presence of support with female sports around the globe, and it is excellent to see such progress; however, it’s important to also acknowledge that we have a long way to go.
Women’s Champions League Final in Barcelona
Who: Barcelona vs Lyon
When: May 18th @ 18h
Where: Budapest, Hungary
Women’s World Cup 2019 at CocoVail
Soon after the Champions League Final, CocoVail will broadcast the Women’s World Cup 2019 in June & July. Will the United States add a 4th title to their collection? Or will Brazil or another fitting rival go all the way to the pinnacle? Only time will tell.
Contact us to book a reservation for any of the matches.