The Scottish Ladies’s Premier League has introduced record-breaking attendances for the beginning of the brand new season.
The variety of individuals attending SWPL matches in August was up 30 per cent on the identical interval in 2022, with simply over 8,000 individuals turning out.
Rangers’ dwelling sport towards champions Glasgow Metropolis attracted the largest crowd final month with 1,196 watching the 1-1 draw at Broadwood Stadium.
Greater than 100,000 followers watched SWPL matches throughout final season, whereas the home report attendance for a single sport was additionally damaged on three events.
Celtic maintain that report with 15,822 turning out to observe their 2-0 win over Hearts on the ultimate day.
Greater than 15,000 attended Celtic’s closing SWPL sport of final season
SWPL Managing Director, Fiona McIntyre, mentioned: “We’re thrilled, at this early stage within the season, to watch a big improve of almost 30 per cent in attendances throughout the league. The SWPL and our golf equipment attempt to repeatedly enhance the product on and off the pitch and we’re delighted that extra individuals than ever earlier than are selecting to attend ScottishPower Ladies’s Premier League matches.
“Final season, whole attendances exceeded 100,000, which was an enormous milestone for the league to succeed in in its inaugural 12 months. We all know that video games shifting to main stadiums over the course of final season performed a big half in breaking the 100,000 mark. We’re assured, given these sturdy opening numbers and the success of matches in main stadiums final season, we’ll see much more in 2023/24.
Glasgow Metropolis gained the SWPL title final season
“It is improbable that Tynecastle and Easter Street have already been confirmed because the venues for the upcoming derby matches between Coronary heart of Midlothian and Hibernian. This Sunday’s match between the 2 sides at Tynecastle supplies a improbable alternative for followers to observe elite girls’s soccer in among the best stadiums within the nation.
“I wish to take this chance to thank followers for his or her continued assist of the SWPL, their golf equipment, and the entire girls’s sport. For anybody who has by no means been to a sport earlier than, there has by no means been a greater time to get entangled.”
Key dates for the 2023/24 SWPL season
Winter break – December 18 to January 13
First post-split fixtures – March 17, 2024
Closing spherical of matches – Could 19, 2024
Play-off finals – Could 23/24, 2024
Sky Sports activities Cup closing – March 23 or 24, 2024
Scottish Premiership and SWPL on Sky Sports activities
Sky Sports activities – Subsequent season as much as 48 cinch Premiership video games shall be accessible throughout Sky Sports activities’ flagship channels, together with Sky Sports activities Soccer and Sky Sports activities Major Occasion, plus at the least 5 SWPL matches. From 2024/25, as much as 60 cinch Premiership shall be dwell on Sky Sports activities, along with the SWPL.
Sky Sports activities Information – Operating 24 hours a day, seven days every week, Scottish soccer followers can take pleasure in Sky Sports activities Information’ (channel 409) rolling editorial protection of the cinch Premiership and SWPL all through the season.
Sky Sports activities Digital – Observe all the newest from Scottish soccer throughout SkySports.com and app, together with unique options and interviews, plus devoted dwell weblog protection, in-game clips from matches dwell on Sky Sports activities and free highlights.
Sky Sports activities Social – Alongside protection and visibility for the league throughout all Sky Sports activities’ essential social media channels, the bespoke Twitter channel @ScotlandSky will proceed to be the house of all Scottish soccer content material on Sky Sports activities.
Highlights present – Tune in for a devoted round-up from the cinch Premiership each week on Sky Sports activities Soccer.
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Sky Sports activities is the house of home soccer within the UK and Eire, with greater than 400 video games per season throughout the Scottish Premiership, Scottish Ladies’s Premier League, Premier League, WSL, and EFL.