Arsenal Outpaces Rivals in Attracting Crowds to Women’s Football

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The only English women’s team left in the UEFA European Champions’ League ran onto the Stamford Bridge pitch on Thursday night to a sparse crowd. In a tournament that’s meant to pit elite footballing teams against one another, Chelsea decided to cap the capacity at just 5,000 in its 40,000-capacity stadium, allowing the club to save on staffing costs by leaving three stands completely empty. But it was hardly a raucous atmosphere to welcome coach Emma Hayes' ultra successful team to the first home game in Europe this season.

Period24 Nov 2023

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