The Lionesses are gathering strength and it looks like this November will be their biggest game yet.
To anyone who ever scoffed at the idea of women playing football, the England team has got a gloriously smug new title under its belt.
Ticket sales for the at home game in November, in which England will play Germany at Wembley have shown overwhelming support for the Lionesses, with the Football Association announcing that already over 50,000 have been sold.
The previous at home ticket sale record stood at 45,619, from back in 2014 when Germany beat England. But with the game still months away, this influx of ticket sales looks very promising.
Speaking to talkSPORT host Jim White live from Wembley yesterday (31 July), the head of women’s football in England, Baroness Sue Campbell, reiterated what an achievement this is for the women: “We want this event at Wembley to be a real celebration of what the Lionesses have achieved and who they are.
“50,000 is terrific, it’s a step in the right direction and it will be a record if everyone who has bought a ticket shows, and we hope they will.
“We’d love to fill this stadium and what a homecoming that would be for the Lionesses.”
This summer this women’s team already broke one record, drawing the biggest TV viewing figures for the sport as England reached the semi-finals, and it seems as though their success is going to get bigger and better.
Where can I get England women’s football tickets?
Want to watch the Lionesses at Wembley? Well here’s how you can. The game will take place Saturday 9 November, 5.30pm British time, and tickets are priced from just £10.
Only eight tickets can be purchased at a time, so bear this in mind when you’re planning on making it a big one with all your friends.