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NWSL Aug 29, 2022

San Diego Wave set to break NWSL single game attendance record on September 17

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – San Diego Wave Fútbol Club has officially sold more tickets than the NWSL attendance record for a single game with over 27,000 tickets sold for its September 17 home opener.

With less than a month until the historic home opener against Angel City FC, the club now sets its sights on shattering the record with a complete sellout of Snapdragon Stadium. The club is currently on pace to reach a full sellout of 32,000 tickets.

“This is a remarkable moment for our club, San Diego, and women’s professional sports in our country,” said Jill Ellis, Wave FC President. “We are so proud to be a part of such a supportive community and we cannot wait to sell the whole place out.”

The current record, 25,218, is held by Portland Thorns, set in 2019 at Providence Park in a match against the North Carolina Courage. Wave FC has also surpassed the tickets sold of OL Regin’s record of 27,248, which was a MLS double-header against the Courage in 2021 at Lumen Field.

“This is a testament to two things: women’s soccer in the U.S. and the San Diego Wave and what we’re building here,” said Alex Morgan, Wave FC forward. “This game is so significant for us being in our first season, knowing that the NWSL has gotten more and more fans each year, that there has been more and more traction, that there is more and more value in women’s sports and women’s soccer specifically.”

“So to see this number today, right now, and just know that we are on the road to a sell out is just an incredible feeling because this club set its mind on breaking the single-game attendance in league history,” Morgan continued. “We’ve done that now, but now the goals don’t stop for this club and I’m just really proud to be a part of that.”

The opening night will be filled with entertainment, community and a free one-of-a-kind So-Cal-themed Boardwalk Fest outside Snapdragon Stadium, starting at 3:30 PT and featuring local food, live music, art installations, games, prizes and more.

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