San Diego Wave FC breaks NWSL single-game attendance record for tickets sold
Tuesday, August 23rd was a special day for the city of San Diego. After months and months of developing, Snapdragon Stadium is finally finished. As a result of it’s marvelous structure and atmosphere, the San Diego Wave managed to surpass the NWSL single-game attendance record for tickets sold.
It’s official: A new @NWSL attendance record will be set on 9.17.
Now let’s shatter it 👊 pic.twitter.com/XtmRJJ1FeN
— San Diego Wave FC (@sandiegowavefc) August 23, 2022
The Wave will host Angel City FC on September 17 which will be the first match played in the new stadium. Snapdragon holds 35,000 and is the home of the San Diego State football team, as well as the Wave.
“This is a remarkable moment for our club, San Diego, and women’s professional sports in our country,” Wave FC President Jill Ellis said. “We are so proud to be a part of such a supportive community and we cannot wait to sell the whole place out.”
It’s hard to not be a fan of this club. It is home to some of the best female soccer players in the world with stars like Alex Morgan, Taylor Kornieck, Naomi Girma, Sophia Jakobsson, Kailen Sharidan, and more because the list goes on and on.
Morgan currently leads the NWSL in goals scored with 12 which is one ahead of Sophia Smith from Portland Thorns FC. The Wave are fourth in goals scored as a team with 24 and fifth in assists with 15. SD currently remains in second place of the league with 28 points and a (+9) goal difference.
Morgan is one of the world’s most popular athletes and she attracts fans from all over the globe. With that kind of status, fans will come to support. Women’s soccer is only on the rise and children want to grow up to be just like these players. These are all great reasons to support this club.
“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,” Morgan said. “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.”
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Sept. 17 will be a day like no other in the city of San Diego.
The next match for the Wave is this Saturday, August 27 and it is an important one. They are on the road in Portland, who are in first place with 28 points and an incredible (+21) goal difference. Saturday will be a showdown between the two top teams in the NSWL.
Chris is a graduate of the University of San Diego. He is the former Sports Editor for the USDVista newspaper. Chris is also an athlete and is huge fan of San Diego sports. Chris has covered the San Diego Loyal, and contributes regularly about the Padres.