Sydney FC has set a new record for a Liberty A-League attendance with 11,471 fans turning up to watch the Sky Blues Sydney Derby clash with Western Sydney Wanderers at Allianz Stadium tonight.
The Sky Blues Women ran out 2-0 winners thanks to goals from Kirsty Fenton and Fiona Worts against their arch-rivals cheered on by the new mark.
The record crowd beats last season’s Liberty A-League Grand Final attendance of 9,519 fans who saw Sydney FC demolish Western United 4-0 to be crowned Champions.
Chief Executive Officer Adam Santo said: “Sydney FC leads the way in women’s football in Australia and we are proud to set a new attendance record.
“Women’s football is booming after the success of the FIFA Women’s World Cup and I’m delighted Sydney FC is continuing to help the game grow.
“To have over 11 thousand fans inside Allianz Stadium supporting women’s football tonight was a fantastic sight.”
Sydney FC has over a 2,100 Women’s Members which is a new record for the club and an 800% increase on last season’s figure.
The Sky Blues also have 9,500 Liberty Pass Members many of whom were inside the ground watching Cortnee Vine return to play for Sydney FC following her World Cup campaign.
Captain Natalie Tobin said: “It was fantastic to play in front of such a large and energetic crowd.
“Both teams really fed off the atmosphere.
“I’d love to think this new benchmark has set the standard for what’s ahead and we continue to get good crowds across the league.”
Sydney FC’s head to Brisbane next Saturday afternoon to take on the Roar in a 4pm kick off.