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’ residence sport towards champions Glasgow Metropolis attracted the most important 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 file attendance for a single sport was additionally damaged on three events.
Celtic maintain that file with 15,822 turning out to observe their 2-0 win over Hearts on the ultimate day.
SWPL Managing Director, Fiona McIntyre, stated: “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 try 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, complete attendances exceeded 100,000, which was an enormous milestone for the league to achieve in its inaugural 12 months. We all know that video games transferring to main stadiums over the course of final season performed a big half in breaking the 100,000 mark. We’re assured, given these robust opening numbers and the success of matches in main stadiums final season, we’ll see much more in 2023/24.
“It is improbable that Tynecastle and Easter Highway 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 top-of-the-line stadiums within the nation.
“I want to take this chance to thank followers for his or her continued help 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
Remaining spherical of matches – Might 19, 2024
Play-off finals – Might 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 will probably be out there throughout Sky Sports activities’ flagship channels, together with Sky Sports activities Soccer and Sky Sports activities Principal Occasion, plus not less than 5 SWPL matches. From 2024/25, as much as 60 cinch Premiership will probably be stay on Sky Sports activities, along with the SWPL.
Sky Sports activities Information – Operating 24 hours a day, seven days per week, Scottish soccer followers can get pleasure from Sky Sports activities Information’ (channel 409) rolling editorial protection of the cinch Premiership and SWPL all through the season.
Sky Sports activities Digital – Comply with all the newest from Scottish soccer throughout SkySports.com and app, together with unique options and interviews, plus devoted stay weblog protection, in-game clips from matches stay on Sky Sports activities and free highlights.
Sky Sports activities Social – Alongside protection and visibility for the league throughout all Sky Sports activities’ important 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.