FIFA has recently been putting out some very encouraging press releases on the state of ticket sales for the 2011 Women’s World Cup in Germany. According to FIFA, a total of 510,000 tickets have already been purchased.
That number is astonishing for a Women’s World Cup and, if accurate, already puts the 2011 edition of the tournament on pace to rival the 1999 Women’s World Cup in the United States. That drew a total of over 660,000 fans, including a memorable 90,185 fans to the Rose Bowl for the final, which the United States won over China in penalty kicks.
German fans clearly are not the only ones buying tickets. France’s three group fixtures have already sold 70,000 combined tickets, although one of those matches is against host Germany.
Even if the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup does not top the 1999 edition in total attendance, the anticipation of this tournament is unprecedented.
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Is this the most hyped or anticipated Women’s World Cup in history? Will it go down as the best ever?
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