The Scottish Women’s Premier League attracted record crowds on the opening day of the season. More than 2000 fans attended the matches on Sunday which was the highest attendance in its history. The increase in crowds came after the rebranding of the SWPL coupled with the increased exposure generated from England’s Euro 2022 win. Fiona McIntyre believes that it marks a new era in Scottish Football.
“We’re thrilled with this news and would like to thank all supporters that attended matches across the country on Sunday,” Scottish Women’s Premier League managing director Fiona McIntyre. “This is a new era for women’s football in Scotland and clubs, players, and fans alike have responded incredibly positively to this. The investment on the pitch is clear to see and that certainly attracts fans to games. What’s also important is engaging with those fans and providing a quality experience. Clubs are continuing to invest in the matchday experience, and I believe the SWPL and SWPL 2 provide an exciting and affordable day out for football fans and families.”
“These figures from Week 1 of the season are very positive. Alongside the clubs, we aim to capitalize on a number of exciting opportunities throughout the season to continue to grow attendances and achieve this target,” he added. “The SWPL and SWPL 2 continues this Sunday, with a number of teams playing at home for the first time in 2022/23. I encourage fans, particularly of the teams involved, to get along and show their support.”