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Chicago breaks NWSL attendance mark at Wrigley

Kiki Pickett nets her first NWSL goal from distance for Bay FC (0:33) Kiki Pickett nets her first NWSL goal from distance for Bay FC. (0:33) ESPN Jun 8, 2024, 10:44 PM ET The Chicago Red Stars set a single-game NWSL attendance record with an announced crowd of 35,038 fans watching the team’s matchup with

Chicago breaks NWSL attendance mark at Wrigley

Kiki Pickett nets her first NWSL aim from distance for Bay FC (0:33)

Kiki Pickett nets her first NWSL aim from distance for Bay FC. (0:33)

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Jun 8, 2024, 10:44 PM ET

The Chicago Red Stars set a single-game NWSL attendance document with an introduced crowd of 35,038 followers watching the group’s matchup with Bay FC at Wrigley Area on Saturday.

The particular one-off match on the the Chicago Cubs‘ historic dwelling beat the earlier mark of 34,130, set by Seattle Reign within the final regular-season home game for U.S. women’s national team legend Megan Rapinoe in October 2023.

It was the primary time in 80 years {that a} skilled girls’s sporting occasion was held at Wrigley Area.

“On behalf of the Pink Stars, I want to thank all followers and each one that helped us welcome this record-breaking crowd to Wrigley Area,” Chicago Pink Stars president Karen Leetzow mentioned.

“Chicago has really proven the nation what’s potential once we stage the taking part in discipline with a centrally positioned stadium that’s simple to entry, and provides these world-class athletes the help they deserve. Our membership couldn’t be prouder to name Chicago dwelling tonight.

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“This historic match is not only momentous for the Pink Stars, however for the NWSL and the way forward for girls’s skilled soccer. Tonight, Chicago proved as soon as once more that followers are hungry to witness the extraordinary stage of competitors that exists on the pitch each week within the NWSL and world wide.”

The Pink Stars, who commonly play their dwelling video games at SeatGeek Stadium in Bridgeview, Illinois, misplaced Saturday’s sport 2-1 to Bay FC, a first-year enlargement group.

The group has struggled to draw followers in Bridgeview, seeing the league’s lowest common attendance in 2023 at 4,848.

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