PROFESSIONALISATION OF WOMEN'S FOOTBALL
Women's football continues to break spectator records
After breaking the record for attendance at a women's football match in Europe in November 2018, the match between Atlético de Madrid Women and Fútbol Club Barcelonaon Sunday 17 March 2019 gathered 60,739 spectators at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium, making it the club match with the highest attendance in the world.
Meanwhile, the final of the Queen's Cup between Real Sociedad and Atletico de Madrid broke the record of spectators in a women's football final in Spain, bringing together 17,550 fans in the match played in Granada in May 2019. More than 12 stadiums in the men's first division have opened their doors in recent years to celebrate matches of this competition. A new example of the good health that this sport enjoys in our country.
Here is the ranking of the women's football matches between clubs with the highest number of spectators:
Atlético de Madrid - F.C. Barcelona: 60,739 spectators.
Chelsea - Arsenal: 45,423 spectators.
Monterrey - Tigres: 51,211 spectators.
IBERDROLA AND WOMEN'S SPORT, IN FIGURES
In 2016, Iberdrola became the first company to make a global commitment to encouraging women's participation in sport as a way of driving equal opportunity forward.
The company now supports a total of 16 federations: gymnastics, triathlon, rugby, canoeing, badminton, football, handball, volleyball, hockey, table tennis, athletics, karate, boxing, surfing, ice sports and fencing. Iberdrola also lends its name to 22 national top-tier sports leagues, and over 35 competitions.
These additional funds have increased the number of federated members in these 16 disciplines by 32%, of whom there are now 316,500. In addition, athletes have been provided with the necessary infrastructure — facilities, transportation, medical services, referees and other technical support — all of which have improved national competitions. This is allowing Spanish elite athletes who have spent their sports career in other countries to return to compete in Spain.